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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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The traits characterizing boys include hot-headed, courageous, strong, quick, mischievous, joyful, chatterer, good, forgiver, serious, sad, quiet, and dreamer.
Look at what happened to one chatterer, who not long ago was playing the critic in the New York Times.
What unlettered old Aunt Hagar in her "backwoods church" was rapping on was no "Negroid manifestation of something odd in western civilization," as Crouch's chatterer puts it.
47) Encouraging this crowd are the gossips who first spread the rumors about Mary's pregnancy: Symme Smalfeyth, Luce Lyere, Geffrey Gyle, and Gylle Fetyse (both representing guile or deception), Letyce Lytyltrust and Kytt Cakelere (a chatterer or gossip).
A chatterer is not only someone who never manages to find an appropriate conclusion which will stick, but especially the type of person who continually restarts the conversation thereby putting off the impossible and deadly task of pronouncing a final word.
Aside from Jackie Mason, who next month debuts his non-musical chatterer "Jackie Mason Fresh Squeezed" at the Auditorium Theater (which has more than 3,000 seats), the other big new project on the Chi slate is "Masada," which looks like the longest shot for Broadway glory.
If an innocent stranger walking towards them was killed there would at the very least be a charge of manslaughter and the gun-toting chatterer would be regarded as a maniac.
The specter of the Father in "Asphodel" marks the "literal" return of the symbolic "Earth the chatterer, father of all / speech" from Paterson (39).
Chatterer f Alhaarth - Miss Bellbird Horne, Hoare, Gaskell and partners Unraced From a really good family of Sonia Rogers'.
As an interviewee, though, he's a reluctant chatterer when it comes to anything other than his projects.
Unfortunately, the Chatterer Cenobite (Nicholas Vince) couldn't make it, possibly because the "Rock & Shock" conflicted with a much-needed dentist checkup.