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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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Keep rattling away and something will come out of it."
One tree was rattling away and another not too far away was doing the same, then a third tree joined in this wonderful chorus.
I was about the fourth customer in a queue in a local supermarket, two cashiers were rattling away, and eventually they both condescended to serve the waiting customers.