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rattle

1. a series of loosely connected horny segments on the tail of a rattlesnake, vibrated to produce a rattling sound
2. Med another name for rale

rattle

any of various European scrophulariaceous plants having a capsule in which the seeds rattle, such as Pedicularis palustris (red rattle) and Rhinanthus minor (yellow rattle)

Rattle

Sir Simon. born 1955, British conductor. Principal conductor (1980--91) and music director (1991--98) of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 2002
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It's only a rattle,' Alice said, after a careful examination of the little white thing.
Here was a faint, diffused radiancy, which they hailed like daylight; by that they pushed the horse to a good pace and began to rattle along merrily in the direction of the town.
Otto shook the ashes out of his pipe and squatted down to count the rattles.
SIMON Rattle calls Haydn "our least known great composer" and he's always sought to rectify that.
Some days they work better than anything, but other days you can rattle your arms limp and just hear crickets.
The raid was part of North Wales Police's Operation Rattle - a crackdown on the supply of controlled drugs in Gwynedd and Anglesey.
Gear bouncing against each other could produce rattle noise.
Noise Makers: Bassmaster Elite Series pro Ish Monroe designed his Snagproof Ish's Phat Frog with a glass rattle chamber, but for additional audio attraction, he offers this tip: "I'll get that rattle inside the bait between my fingers and then take my pliers and crush the rattle to make more noise.
Rattle and Thud, a collaborative hub for musicians, is on a mission to champion artists, encourage work between them and showcase local talent.
Today, Altair announced that it has partnered with Ziegler-Instruments to enhance its Squeak and Rattle Director (SnRD), making it the most advanced and comprehensive solution on the market to predict and eradicate squeak and rattle phenomena in vehicles, aircraft and other products sensitive to Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH).
When you step hard on the brakes, there's really no room for pads to rattle because they're pushed up hard against the rotor.
FAMOUS classical music conductor Sir Simon Rattle has celebrated his 60th birthday.