Ratsbane
Ratsbane Rats"bane` (r[a^]ts"b[=a]n`), n. [Rat + bane.] Rat poison; white arsenic. [1913 Webster]

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  • ratsbane — (n.) rat poison, arsenic, 1520s; see RAT (Cf. rat) (n.) + BANE (Cf. bane) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ratsbane — [rats′bān΄] n. rat poison; esp., trioxide of arsenic …   English World dictionary

  • ratsbane — Arsenic Ar se*nic ([aum]r s[ e]*n[i^]k; 277), n. [L. arsenicum, Gr. arseniko n, arreniko n, yellow orpiment, perh. fr. arseniko s or better Attic arreniko s masculine, a rrhn male, on account of its strength, or fr. Per. zern[=i]kh: cf. F.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ratsbane — /rats bayn /, n. 1. rat poison. 2. the trioxide of arsenic. [1515 25; RAT + S1 + BANE] * * * …   Universalium

  • ratsbane — noun Rat poison; white arsenic …   Wiktionary

  • ratsbane — SYN: arsenic. * * * rats·bane rats .bān n ARSENIC TRIOXIDE …   Medical dictionary

  • ratsbane — rats·bane || rætsbeɪn n. rat poison …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ratsbane — noun archaic rat poison …   English new terms dictionary

  • ratsbane — n. White arsenic, arsenious acid, white oxide of arsenic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ratsbane — rats•bane [[t]ˈrætsˌbeɪn[/t]] n. 1) pes rat poison 2) chem. the trioxide of arsenic …   From formal English to slang

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