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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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On the road, the mini estate trundles along happily and though the cabin is well insulated from wind, road and engine noise, you can detect the 3-cylinder''s rattly overture when it is put under duress.
An old riveted model, his former dream boat is nowadays rattly, a little leaky and a bit unstable, much like me and the old man, but it has carved an ocean of memories from Florida and Texas clear to the Straits of Juan de Fuca.
Like most diesels, the Megane's engine is a tad rattly and audible when cold, but quietens down on the move.
Coach Belichick changing his rattly ol' gray hoodie sweatshirt for a flashy red one?
Windows have been drafty and rattly for ten years and no one's done a thing about it.
When the seed heads are well dried and rattly and the seed is falling out rub the heads between your hands (leather gloves sometimes does better than bare hands) to finish separating the seed.
I was just so shocked - it wasn't just rattly, it was jarring.
The V10 is not the smoothest engine in the world - it proves to be remarkably rattly at idle for example - but into well over three figure speeds on an autobahn outside Munich it proved its mettle.
A week with a Polo Blue Motion proved to me why it is so popular - it has absolutely everything you want from a super mini - comfort, fuel sipping economy and an absolute gem of an engine even if it can and does sound like a rattly tin of nails when you start it up and at low speed.
It's a bit rattly at tickover, then it all sort of gets more in tune and by the time you are at motorway speeds, there is a noticeably more relaxed aura to it.
The third is a rattly, rusted Ford F-150 wrangled by a Wyoming cowboy.
It was very old, but I didn't mind the chipped paint and rattly chain.