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- another term for brown rat
- ‘Today, Norway rats (aka brown rats) can be found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.’
- ‘Such a rapid expansion of range is unprecedented for a native vertebrate (though invaders from Europe, such as the house sparrow and the Norway rat, have managed similar feats).’
- ‘Invasive rodents, such as the Norway rat, are known to cause major disruptions to isolated ecosystems.’
- ‘The threats posed by some species are obvious; for example, Norway rats are decimating seabird colonies on islands in Alaska where mammalian predators were naturally absent.’
- ‘Although Alcatraz has no feral cats, which would be a major threat to the nesting birds, Norway rats were seen recently for the first time.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.