Definitions for "RATHOLE"
(1) A hole in the rig floor 30 to 35 feet deep. Lined with casing that projects above the floor into which the kelly is placed when hoisting operations are in progress. (2) A hole of a diameter smaller than the main hole. It is drilled in the bottom of the main hole.
a hole (as in the wall of a building) made by rats
Shallow bore under the derrick substructure in which the kelly joint is temporarily set while making a connection.
To take money off the table and put it in your pocket or cash it in while you are still playing. This is very poor etiquette.
When a player is up in a particular poker session and then takes money/chips from the table and returns to play with a smaller bankroll
Keywords:  uncomfortable, dirty, room, small
a small dirty uncomfortable room
Keywords:  recoverable, reserves
Recoverable reserves