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chatter

the undulating pattern of marks in a machined surface from the vibration of the tool or workpiece

chatter

[′chad·ər]
(electricity)
Prolonged undesirable opening and closing of electric contacts, as on a relay. Also known as contact chatter.
(engineering)
An irregular alternating motion of the parts of a relief valve due to the application of pressure where contact is made between the valve disk and the seat.
(engineering acoustics)
Vibration of a disk-recorder cutting stylus in a direction other than that in which it is driven.

chatter

A type of vibration in a hydraulic pump resulting from the ingestion of air into the system.
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Both our palmed-off nobility as well as their patrons in Washington, Kabul and an assortment of western capitals, nevertheless, have had so far a heyday in prostrating Pakistan for the US-led armies' war humiliations on their Afghan front simply because the Pakistani establishment has been throughout been too timid and too tardy in nailing the perfidy of Afghanistan occupiers and their toadies and lackeys in our commentariat, chattering classes and media glitterati.
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Please include your initials and where you live * NO doubt the liberal chattering classes will be tripping over themselves to blame poverty for the recent outbreak of looting and pillaging in London.
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The chattering classes have decided that this first stage of the extension of devolution under the 2006 Act was always an irritating obstacle to the final stage, which is full devolution," he said.
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Brown is sometimes criticised by the chattering classes of Middle England for his public image.
I say three cheers to The Sun, because on this occasion the chattering classes and liberal elite have gauged the whole debate wrongly and do not understand the compass of opinion within the nation about Mr Brown and his administration.
Our chattering classes show not the same forbearance.
WHILE Liverpool's chattering classes beat themselves up over the city's involvement with slavery, we have another seafaring skeleton in our closet.
With Obama, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain, and most of the chattering classes apparently convinced the race is over, Clinton has to answer the question of why she is going on, almost every day.