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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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Traits characterizing boys include violent, nervous, boisterous, belligerent, irritating, insecure, embarrassed, tight-lipped, happy, enthusiastic, joyful, chatterer, diligent, friendly, generous, and good.
The air is too thick with misperceptions created by chatterers and scribblers who have sponsors.
Now the good, grey lady has a public relations agent trying to get her reporters on television shows, partly because the exposure makes those reporters more desirable leaking partners for the chatterers on Lake's own staff and the entrepreneurs at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
ONE of life's natural chatterers, Angela Griffin is used to whiling the hours away nattering to anyone and everyone, but it's at home, with her youngest daughter, where she has the most illuminating and unusual of conversations.
And I have no doubt plenty of the chatterers will be loudly telling everyone within earshot 'told you so' if Friday's result seems to justify their prediction.
As Jimmy Carter spokesman Jody Powell joked, if Hitler and Eva Braun came on stage at the Gridiron Dinner and mocked themselves in a song-and-dance routine, Washington chatterers would say, "Oh, they're not so bad.
Let these self-satisfied chatterers take a few steps outside their comfortable, wellheeled worlds and instead take a long, hard look around the troubling space that the rest of us mere mortals endure.
The head of the armed forces wouldn't take the job on an interim basis, but the chatterers say there are a few candidates.
Sex sells, clearly, but chatterers are missing a huge (not sexy) story: The growth of Protestantism in South America.
Its newly introduced super-value tariffs also possess a many of minutes, customized to go with even the most prolific of chatterers.
the greatest chatterers would be the greatest thinkers" (188).
And the chuffed chatterers have their sights set on the world record this morning.