1) Poison for rats, especially arsenic.

1616 Arsnyck to kyll rats 4 oz vjd, Brandsby

1694 Esther Harrison beleeves Ann Bingley hade givne her poyson for it is commonly beleeved the Bingleys carried rats bane or mercury a longe with them in their pocketts, Middlestown. In 1644, the body of Thomas Sandeman of Scarborough was exhumed and examined for traces of ratsbane, ersemicke [sic] or roseager.

spellings roseager
dates 1616 1644 1694

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