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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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We cannot be scared about rattling cages and are not got to leave things out simply to allay people's fears.
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Michael Bell, not usually one for rattling cages believes there are exciting times ahead for Four Winds and said: "The form of his Sandown race has worked out well, as has the race where he finished third on his debut at Newmarket.