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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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The specially designed balls have been filled with metal pellets which rattle around, this allows players to pinpoint the ball's location using sound.
What about MPs and bankers selling their second and third homes (which they rattle around in for holidays etc) to enable young people to get homes?
This four bedroom home is in the quiet hamlet of Walcote, near Alcester so has enough room for family and friends to visit, but doesn't feel too large that you would rattle around in it.
And thankfully the "divorced beheaded died" song comes before the interval, not at the end, otherwise it would rattle around your head all night.
There will be seven bedrooms so there will be lots of room for me to rattle around in.