He was the cat watching the rat-hole, the hunter awaiting his prey.
There is some stolen stuff hidden in this rat-hole, I expect.
Alice opened the door, and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole.
Even if it were only a rat-hole, he might be able to enlarge it, now that he had tools with which to work.
To-day we saw him, for no obvious reason, approach the rat-hole again.
The day, which was only dawning, still left many shadows in the rat-hole.
He went a-mooning around, first to one rat-hole and then another, till he'd been to them all.
"Then the Cat will ask if it's a rat-hole," said Davy, laughing at the idea.
Madame d'Espard is a sickly, nervous, delicate woman, who would faint in your rat-hole of a place.
You should clear out of this rat-hole, young man, and that immediately.