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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rat's-bane poison for rats: arsenious acid
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ræt; Ger. ratte.


In literature:

Couldn't you try some rat's-bane?
"An Enemy of the People" by Henrik Ibsen
So my wife and her priest they drugged the poor beast, And the rat's bane is waiting for me.
"The Saint's Tragedy" by Charles Kingsley