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.
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Then all the Winged Monkeys, with much laughing and chattering and noise, flew into the air and were soon out of sight.
She cringed under it, with averted face, moaning and chattering with fear.
Others of the grinning and chattering monkey-men, all as stark of clothes and bestial of appearance as Balatta, had wanted his body for the roasting oven.
Little monkeys, chattering and scolding, swung through the swaying limbs above the black warriors.
He was half way across when directly in his path and but a few yards away there rose from a clump of tall grasses a half dozen chattering birds.
Let them HEAR me chattering and sighing with winter-cold, all those poor squinting knaves around me
Yogi Berra, that most famous of talkers, was also known for getting inside of batters' heads with his incessant chattering behind the plate.
While the figures appear to still have the message boards chattering away, the figures did little to inspire any sort of technical run from the shares.