[ noun ] a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats

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(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

First_of_all there was the parsonage , an utterly impossible place for civilized people to live_in , originally poorly conceived , apparently not repaired for years , with no plumbing or sewage , with rat-holes and rot .

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[ noun ] (informal) a small dirty uncomfortable room

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room colloquialism