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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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Once established as an important member of the side and in the absence of tempering senior players, he moved too far in the other direction, towards headstrong words and rattled cages.
We have p***ed off the Labour Government in Britain and rattled cages in Brussels.
Until that truth is uncovered and made public there are going to be plenty more rattled cages and ruffled feathers.