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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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Chains were rattling, fierce and stern voices uttered threats, and the scourge resounded at their command.
THE sixth earthquake in a month hit a city yesterday, rattling teacups but causing no damage.
"They definitely associate these sounds with rattling snakes," he says.
With nothing to lose, I reached for my trusty rattling antlers.
The buck had his nose to the ground and was on the move as I quickly grabbed my rattling antlers and clashed them together.
When the time is right, rattling for rutting whitetails is an adrenaline rush like no other.
In fact, response in the postrut was almost as high as in the rut, but quiet rattling worked best at that time.
Throughout my whitetail bowhunting career, the single greatest addition to my arsenal of productive tactics has been deer calling--most important, antler rattling. Of addition to my arsenal of productive tactics has been deer calling--the many big bucks that I've taken, more than one-third were harvested because they came to the horns." That total doesn't include the many that could, or should, have been on that list, but somehow got away.
Modern rattling was first written about in Texas during the early 1900s in some outdoor journals.
* 2) Hunter's Specialties' Heavy Horns Rattling Bag puts out the high-volume sounds of a knock-down-drag-out fight, as well as those light sparring sounds of bucks feeling each other out.
Here are Stan's tips for rattling from a treestand.
TWO NEW RATTLING DEVICES AND A PAIR OF VERSATILE NEW GRONTERS ARE TESTED ON REAL, WILD BUCKS.