- pack-rat (n.)
- common name for the North American bushytailed woodrat (Neotoma cinerea) 1885, from pack (v.); so called from the rodents' habit of dragging objects off to their holes. Used figuratively or allusively from c. 1850 of persons who won't discard anything, which means either the rat's name is older than the record or the human sense is the original one.
- 1. I have tried to pack a good deal into a few words.
- 2. It shows a fox being disembowelled by a pack of hounds.
- 3. Pack the fruits and nuts into the jars and cover with brandy.
- 4. Prisons are having to pack in as many inmates as possible.
- 5. The Socialists may still finish ahead of the pack.
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