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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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He is even looking forward to rattling cages on the county circuit and rows with skipper Alastair Cook, saying: "I hope we don't agree on everything because that would be dull.
We cannot be scared about rattling cages and are not got to leave things out simply to allay people's fears.
A fellow vet, Norm Maxwell, of Lorane, kept rattling cages to give the man a proper farewell.