Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An intensified form of rat-a-tat.
“Then I fell to upon the door-knocker and gave a loud rat-tat-too, and followed this up with an amiable”
“One afternoon while I was struggling over my theme, Berta threw a snowball against my window, flew up the dormitory steps, sped down the corridor, gave a double rat-tat-too on my door, and burst in without waiting for an answer.”
“The first sound I heard the next morning was the rat-tat-too of a drum.”
“Then I fell to upon the door-knocker and gave a loud rat-tat-too, and followed this up with an amiable "Hel-lo!”
“Drums beat reveillé at four in the morning, and the rub-a-dub-dub of Queenston Heights is echoed by rat-tat-too of Lewiston, though river mist hides the armies from each other in the morning.”
“Take that -- and that -- and that," I heard him shout, with a rat-tat-too of sharp thuds from the staff accompanying each word.”
“A rat-tat-too o 'knives an' forks, a clinkty-clink o 'glasses:”
“Peg; it will give you courage, for we are going to have a rat-tat-too. ”
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