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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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'It's only a rattle,' Alice said, after a careful examination of the little white thing.
'It's new, I tell you--I bought it yesterday--my nice New RATTLE!' and his voice rose to a perfect scream.
'And all about a rattle!' said Alice, still hoping to make them a LITTLE ashamed of fighting for such a trifle.
(Rattle, rattle, rattle.) He had been decoyed into that town, he screamed, getting more and more excited by the noise he made himself, in order to be exposed to this!
Here was a faint, diffused radiancy, which they hailed like daylight; by that they pushed the horse to a good pace and began to rattle along merrily in the direction of the town.
Otto shook the ashes out of his pipe and squatted down to count the rattles. `It was just luck you had a tool,' he said cautiously.
She is well-pleased with the sound of rattles and of timbrels, with the voice of flutes and the outcry of wolves and bright-eyed lions, with echoing hills and wooded coombes.
IT IS a measure of the stature gained by Sakari Oramo in his nine years in charge of the CBSO that he should conduct a programme that would once have invited comparisons with his predecessor Simon Rattle.
You'd think by the number of recordings Sir Simon Rattle was making for EMI that he was the only artist they had under contract.
One of the largest such repositories is at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where New York-based Christian Marclay is currently artist in residence and where he produced Shake, Rattle and Roll (fluxmix), 2004, a room-size video installation that was the centerpiece of this exhibition.
Sir Simon Rattle, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Tuesday, September 7.
LIVERPOOL-BORN conductor Sir Simon Rattle was a double winner at the ClassicalBrits last night.