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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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For a government that loves to rattle sabers and bully its neighbors, Israel is mighty thin-skinned when it comes to a few words against its policy.
As the two sides continue to rattle sabers, this book appears quite timely.
Parliamentary backbenchers, retired military officers and newspaper commentators often rattle sabers against Iran.