So I guess that will teach me to use my own dictionary instead of using one of Demstratts on line one. I really believe it was a typo and they intended to say slug not slog oh well whatever.
I am sorry but I think plosions changes to many letters. I am to many days in the hospital and nursing home to figure it out maybe you can? 7 days in the hospital intensive care then 7 weeks in the rehab home. Goodness sakes I needed it but I am glad to be home. I was in a first class facility and if you need it you need it.
Helen it's not in either of my websters which leads me to believe it's slang. Yes I have heard the term ratting relating to dogs especially terriers. So be it if it's in your book it must be so.
any of numerous long-tailed murine rodents, esp of the genus Rattus, that are similar to but larger than mice and are now distributed all over the world See also brown rat, black rat
(informal) a person who deserts his or her friends or associates, esp in time of trouble
(informal) a worker who works during a strike; blackleg; scab
(slang (mainly US) an informer; stool pigeon
(informal) a despicable person
See smell a rat
Word forms: rats, ratting, ratted
That is what the Collins English on line has to say about it.