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chatter

the undulating pattern of marks in a machined surface from the vibration of the tool or workpiece
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chatter

[′chad·ər]
(electricity)
Prolonged undesirable opening and closing of electric contacts, as on a relay. Also known as contact chatter.
(engineering)
An irregular alternating motion of the parts of a relief valve due to the application of pressure where contact is made between the valve disk and the seat.
(engineering acoustics)
Vibration of a disk-recorder cutting stylus in a direction other than that in which it is driven.
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chatter

A type of vibration in a hydraulic pump resulting from the ingestion of air into the system.
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After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms!) into a stillness, a pause of all life, that had nothing to do with the more or less noise that at the moment we might be engaged in making and that I could hear through any deepened exhilaration or quickened recitation or louder strum of the piano.
By the time he was well they were fast friends, and it was a peculiar satisfaction to Philip that Griffiths seemed to enjoy sitting in his little parlour, wasting Philip's time with his amusing chatter and smoking innumerable cigarettes.
Jane and Josie both answered at once and the chatter drifted into a side eddy of fashions.
"At other times, if a female stranger came among them, three or four of her own sex would get about her, and stare, and chatter, and grin, and smell her all over; and then turn off with gestures, that seemed to express contempt and disdain."
Among those arrested was Mark Pudoy, allegedly one of the maintainers; Christian San Juan, one of the supposed branch managers; and 18 'chatters' or chat sales agents.
James Chatters, the first scientist to ever study Kennewick Man's remains, says it's too early to conclude that the ancient man has particularly close links to any Native American tribe, including the Colville.
And after Trevor Chatters, 61, was caught it emerged he had spent a decade building up a sick DVD library.
In this situation chatting could be a helpful faster means to contact with people you love, but chatting among chatters, who know each other just through chatting, is not a faster means of communication but rather a faster means of cheating and deception.
In winning the Star Of Dromin 680 for trainer Enid Gowler and owner Andrew Chatters, the January 2006 son of Go Wild Teddy and Joes Gem cheered connections, including his Catunda Kennels breeder Paddy Byrne.
Later, chatters looked on as Kevin punched a hole in his ceiling and tied a rope around a wooden joist.
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