Buck said she could rattle
off poetry like nothing.
It's so slippery and shiny down here, and the stage is so much too big for me, that I rattle
round in it till I'm 'most black and blue.
A bird, in a cage very little bigger than himself, makes a mournful rattle
now and then in hopping on his perch, two inches high, or dropping from it; but neither sings nor chirps.
Hears his number called, hears himself challenged, hears the rattle
of the muskets, hears the orders 'Make ready
High into the air he leaps; his feet knock the heads of the warriors and rattle
against the crowns of their shields.
But you spent it on a rattle
for that badger's baby when he was teething.
I won't bear it," said Jane with a sob and a plunge upon the sofa that made the lustres of the chandeliers rattle
Little did I suppose that he was a deadly enemy and that the noise was the famous rattle
The nurse, to quiet her babe, made use of a rattle
which was a kind of hollow vessel filled with great stones, and fastened by a cable to the child's waist: but all in vain; so that she was forced to apply the last remedy by giving it suck.
There was a rattle
of cups and saucers and the hissing of a fluted Georgian urn.
The long grass rustled at her feet as the White Rabbit hurried by--the frightened Mouse splashed his way through the neighbouring pool--she could hear the rattle
of the teacups as the March Hare and his friends shared their never-ending meal, and the shrill voice of the Queen ordering off her unfortunate guests to execution--once more the pig-baby was sneezing on the Duchess's knee, while plates and dishes crashed around it--once more the shriek of the Gryphon, the squeaking of the Lizard's slate-pencil, and the choking of the suppressed guinea-pigs, filled the air, mixed up with the distant sobs of the miserable Mock Turtle.
He belonged to a screw-gun battery, for I could hear the rattle
of the straps and rings and chains and things on his saddle pad.