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ra tuhl

  • n  a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    the death rattle
  • n  a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken
  • n  loosely connected horny sections at the end of a rattlesnake's tail
  • v  make short successive sounds
  • v  shake and cause to make a rattling noise

  • The Wisconsin Legislature last week passed a bill requiring that, to collect the State's bounty of 50 per rattlesnake, snake-hunters must produce not only the rattle but at .
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Ugly is Leone's insatiable appetite for beatings, disembowelings and mutilations, complete with closeups of mashed-in faces and death-rattle sound .
  • Whereas reality TV call it "discomfort TV"--lives to rattle viewers' cages.
News & Articles

  • 2 earthquakes rattle Big Island
    Two minor earthquakes rattled parts of the Big Island Sunday.  The first was a magnitude 3.2, just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning near Kawaihae. The second, a 3.0, started in the afternoon.  This one was centered under Mauna Kea.  There are no reports of any damage or injuries.
    June 17, 2013 - KITV Honolulu
  • Philadelphia Orchestra on the Radio
    At 2 p.m. Sunday, WRTI (90.1 FM) broadcasts Simon Rattle conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra playing Jean Sibelius' Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7, together without interruption, from a May 2013 concert.
    June 17, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Festival may rattle your nerves
    NOXEN TWP. 8212 A rattlesnake's rattle sounds almost like a quieter 17-year locust or a weed-wacker running 100 yards away.Hundreds of attendees got to hear the sound firsthand at Noxen's 42nd annual Rattlesnake Roundup on Saturday.
    June 16, 2013 - Times Leader

  • Pierce Brosnan in The Press Association
    I'm aware of my lack of stamina, particularly working with a young cast on Remember Me with Robert Pattinson, the latest heartthrob. Things do rattle and shake at times, but that's the challenge of life anyway,he said.
  • Clint Bowyer in ABC News
    I'm not going to kid you, I was about to throw up on those last 30 laps,Bowyer said in Victory Lane. "What was funny, I was starting to feel a vibration but I don't know what it was. It was just you hear every rattle, banging and everybody...

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