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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 former England striker was given the full treatment and looked bemused when chants of "There's only one greedy ***" rattled around St James'.
Gunfire rattled around the city's overpasses during several hours of street battles.
As night fell explosions and the sound of gunfire rattled around the central business district.
As night fell explosions and gunfire rattled around the central business district.
This old chestnut has been rattled around the outer reaches of quango-land for almost 10 years.
The Cardinal banked in a 3-pointer, rattled around another and easily had the home-court advantage.
The last time I was in the States their collecting tins still rattled around the Boston bars.