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chatter

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

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.

chatter

A type of vibration in a hydraulic pump resulting from the ingestion of air into the system.
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With their small furry bodies and dog/human-like faces, with their chattery camps full of individuals who are grooming each other and carrying on their daily life--mating, raising babies, teaching teen-agers, remaining attentive to each others' news of sources of food in the region, it is hard to resist the idea that they are, indeed, airborne primates.
Four floors down, Hell's Kitchen sent up its bustling, chattery cavalcade.
It keeps people away from my corner in the pub and generally makes sure I am left alone at the office water cooler, free of social chit chattery when I'm watching shows (which is work for me) and generally untroubled by that hell-on-earth, other people.
Using linguistic license, one contestant devised the acronym Stretch Chattery Rylean Anywhichzebu Buncombe, Befuddle Lettered Educators.
I settled him into a large parrot cage next door to a pair of chattery zebra finches and this instantly gave him something to concentrate on.
Musical performances moved from the background at chattery parties of aristocrats to the hushed center of bourgeois attention.
He says their chattery strings of syllables sound like "a cross between Bugs Bunny and a squeaky' door." To keep singing well, a bird seems to need auditory feedback.
One fine spring day, I follow a lively, chattery group of children into Colonial Hills School in Worthington, Ohio, for another episode of my Artists-in-the-Schools residency.
The contrast in Act I of Rosenkavalier between the Italian tenor's aria and the chattery passage work of much that surrounds it is stark indeed, as is the same discrepancy between Olivier's sonnet and the very long arguments on the relative importance of music and words that it provokes in Capriccio.
SWANSEA: The Chattery (01792 473276), O'Hooley And Tidow.
There will be alcohol on sale at all the other venues, such as The Garage, Sin City and The Chattery.
Paper Aeroplanes, a self-managed pop and folk band from Pembrokeshire, have given copies of their four-track CD to 12 cafes, including The Plan and The Pot in Cardiff, The Chattery in Swansea, The Hours in Brecon and The Queen's Hall in Narberth.