American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A rattling or clattering sound.
- n. A movement that produces such a sound.
- v. To make a rattling or clattering sound, especially by rushing or scampering.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a loud rumbling or rattling noise; thunder.
- To move rapidly with a clattering noise.
- n. A clattering noise like that made by the feet of horses moving rapidly.
- n. Rapid motion; a short rapid race.
- n. A violent attack.
- v. To rattle; to make a scampering noise
- v. make a rattling sound
- Apparently imitative, probably under influence of break + rattle. (Wiktionary)
- Imitative . (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Links to this post bad day at the brattle worth seeing • A crane collapsed into the alley next to the Brattle Bookshop, critically injuring one crane operator and killing the other.”
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“A prime example of this systemic program weakness (aptly spun by the network and Russert's pals as a positive during the interminably long post-Russert death rattle brattle on television) was this past Sunday when Gov.”
“I tend to vote for democrats though because of the social issues because I can't stand listening to a republican brattle on about family values bullshit.”
“One by one the others perform the same feat, and continue the sport for hours, striving which can produce the loudest brattle while turning.”
“Such was Whittier on one side, a militant poet of reform, sending forth verses that had the brattle of trumpets and the waving of banners in them:”
“Just in the heart of the brattle the grating of the yett turning on its rusty hinges was but too plainly heard.”
“Might aiblins waur'd thee for a brattle; [perhaps have beat, spurt]”
“Stuyvesant with a silver bullet; a black-looking scoundrel with a split lip, who used to brattle about the tavern at Corlaer's Hook, and who tumbled into East River while trying to lug an iron chest aboard of a suspicious craft that had stolen in to shore in a fog.”
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