chattering


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chattering

[′chad·ə·riŋ]
(control systems)
A mode of operation of a relay-type control system in which the relay switches back and forth infinitely fast.

chattering

A malfunction in hydraulically operated brakes that results in heavy vibrations. The malfunction is caused by a glazed surface on the brake disc, alternately producing friction and then permitting the lining to slip over the disc.
References in classic literature ?
I tried him with some other questions, but his chattering, prompt responses were as often as not quite at cross purposes with my question.
All during the day the forest about them had been filled with excited birds of brilliant plumage, and dancing, chattering monkeys, who watched these new arrivals and their wonderful nest building operations with every mark of keenest interest and fascination.
Notwithstanding that both Clayton and his wife kept a sharp lookout they saw nothing of larger animals, though on two occasions they had seen their little simian neighbors come screaming and chattering from the near-by ridge, casting frightened glances back over their little shoulders, and evincing as plainly as though by speech that they were fleeing some terrible thing which lay concealed there.