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2008-09-12 12:00:35

By Andrew Picken RATS, beetles and cockroaches are among the pests which have been discovered in Lothian hospitals and health centres, it emerged today. Figures released by NHS Lothian under freedom of information laws reveal there have been a total of 657 call-outs for pest controllers since 2005, with 126 visits to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital alone. The majority of call-outs related to mice and ants with pest controllers using a variety of insecticidal sprays or traps to get rid of...


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drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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