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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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No wonder RB gets easily rattled around sosy coworkers!
O'Sullivan made 104 in five minutes during the opening frame but missed the 14th red, which rattled around the jaws, and the chance of a 147 was gone.
The suit says that Hatcher's Durom cup in particular caused intense pain and bone loss as the cup rattled around inside his hip, and the subsequent revision surgery was dangerous and complicated.