ratsbane (n.) Old form(s): Rats-bane
rat poison
1H6 V.iv.29[Shepherd to Pucelle] I would the milk ... / Had been a little ratsbane for thy sake
2H4 I.ii.40[Falstaff to Page, of tradesmen] I had as lief they would put ratsbane in my mouth as offer to stop it with security
KL III.iv.53[Edgar as Poor Tom to Lear, of the fiend] set ratsbane by his porridge
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