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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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I sat and listened to him rattle away with a broad smile on my face while simultaneously holding back a prideful tear.
THE man who tempted world-famous conductor Simon Rattle away from Liverpool has been appointed the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's new interim executive director.