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Rattling Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    rattling adj
  1. extraordinarily good; used especially as intensifiers; "a fantastic trip to the Orient"; "the film was fantastic!"; "a howling success"; "a marvelous collection of rare books"; "had a rattling conversation about politics"; "a tremendous achievement" [syn: fantastic, howling(a), marvelous, marvellous, rattling(a), terrific, tremendous, wonderful, wondrous]
  2. quick and energetic; "a brisk walk in the park"; "a lively gait"; "a merry chase"; "traveling at a rattling rate"; "a snappy pace"; "a spanking breeze" [syn: brisk, lively, merry, snappy, spanking, zippy] n : a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders); "the death rattle" [syn: rattle, rale] adv : used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal; "she was very gifted"; "he played very well"; "a really enjoyable evening"; "I'm real sorry about it"; "a rattling good yarn" [syn: very, really, real]
Rattling Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Rattle \Rat"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rattled; p. pr. & vb. n. Rattling.] [Akin to D. ratelen, G. rasseln, AS. hr[ae]tele a rattle, in hr[ae]telwyrt rattlewort; cf. Gr. ? to swing, wave. Cf. Rail a bird.]
  1. To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter. And the rude hail in rattling tempest forms.
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  • Rattling Cisticola: The Rattling Cisticola (Cisticola chiniana) is a species of bird in the Cisticolidae family. It is found in Angola , Botswana , Burundi , ...
  • Rattling Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador: Rattling Brook is a small community located south of Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador . It is located on the southwest arm of Green ...
  • Rattling Frog: The Rattling Frog (Cophixalus crepitans) is a species of frog in the Microhylidae family. It is endemic to Australia . Its natural habitat ...
  • Rattling Bones: Rattling Bones was a New York City -based band from 1991-1993, playing blues-based hard rock reminiscent of Deep Purple and the Black ...
  • Rattling Sabres: Rattling Sabres were a 5 piece band based in Australia . Their major claim to fame was a single released in 1987 titled "All Fired Up ...
  • Rattling Blanket Woman: Rattling Blanket Woman was the mother of Crazy Horse . She may have been a member of either of the One Horn or Lone Horn families, ...
  • Rattling the bones: Rattling the Bones is a basic physical warm-up used by stage actors prior to a performance or rehearsal . Execution : This warm-up is ...
  • King of the Rattling Spirits: King of the Rattling Spirits is a novel by Miha Mazzini . It was first published in Slovenia in 2001 under the title of Kralj ropotajońćih ...

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* It was a dark and stormy night the rain fell in torrents--except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton


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