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chattering

[′chad·ə·riŋ]
(control systems)
A mode of operation of a relay-type control system in which the relay switches back and forth infinitely fast.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chattering

A malfunction in hydraulically operated brakes that results in heavy vibrations. The malfunction is caused by a glazed surface on the brake disc, alternately producing friction and then permitting the lining to slip over the disc.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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Anyway, whatever be it, the chattering classes so cheekily implicate the two security establishments in an adventurism that was principally and decisively spearheaded and handled by the American adventurists and their Saudi allies.
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Here, deep in the South African veldt, the silence is full of birds' calls, and the chattering and bickering of monkeys and baboons.
This up-and-down motion of the jaw bangs your teeth together and produces the chattering effect.
My teeth were chattering and muscles in my arms and legs were cramping.
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