rat stop

rat stop

In masonry wall construction, a barrier to prevent rats from burrowing down along the exterior of a foundation wall.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To evaluate the walking pattern, step sequence, and mode of limb use, the following categories were used: Start marks the limb that starts walking; Jump marks a limb that does the hopping move; Stop marks an interim stop and thereby the rat stops the walk for a short moment; idle the limb is not used in the actual stepping cycle.
Normally, if a rat stops eating, they will go lay down and take it easy.
The rat stops in front of samples that smell like TB and waits to be rewarded, but walks past samples where TB is not present.