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From: John Carpenter <>
Subject: RE: Sir Walter Scott
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 19:23:55 -0800 (PST)
Brian, pack rats are a fairly small rat, lives in the
country and takes objects from his travels and keeps
them in his burrow. When pack rat burrows or middens
are cut into they contain all kinds of things, from
buttons, to mirrors to small tools, jewelry, many
things of no obvious use to a rat, so those of us who
can't part with our treasures that we have no use for
are referred to as pack rats. Think they live pretty
well all over the western hemisphere.
---Brian Singleton wrote:
> What does "he must have been a pack rat" mean? I am
just an ordinary Brit
> and try to keep up with whatever slang and jargon
is necessary to
> understand the way of the world these days but
"pack rat" leaves me quite
> Could someone please provide an explanation?
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