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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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With his trademark wry honesty, Theroux critiques the "slum tourism" and "poverty porn" of wealthy Westerners; relates his rattly travels on buses and elephants; and finds amazement in the bush beyond Namibia's Vet Fence, where the Ju/'hoansi (Bushmen) live.
Jacqueline Simpson told the New York Post that the glass left her with a "hoarse, rattly voice" and unable to sing soprano like she used to, Radar online reported.
Occasionally, it might sound like a rattly old London taxi, but on the plus side I guess that means there's little chance of misfuelling.
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.
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 we were done, he climbed the stairs to the bathroom and I heard him step on the rattly old scale, like he always does, to see if he lost any weight during sex.
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.