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clitter-clatter

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Palaver; idle talk; a chattering noise.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He was quite alone — for his coachman was ill in bed — and there was nothing to be seen on either hand but a drifting mystery of hedge running athwart the yellow glare of his lamps, and nothing to hear but the clitter-clatter of his horses and the gride and hedge echo of his wheels.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • Throughout the boat, tables of mah-jong were being set up by Chinese, and the clitter-clatter of the ivory tiles banging on the tables began to dominate.

    Noble House

  • Now, one day when Mr. Vinegar was from home and Mr.. Vinegar, who was a very good housewife, was busily sweeping her house, an unlucky thump of the broom brought the whole house clitter-clatter about her ears.

    Children's Literature A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher-Training Classes

  • The clitter-clatter smothered it; indeed, this new racket upset and demoralized the well-ordered machinery of his thinking apparatus as applied daily.

    The Drums of Jeopardy

  • Now, one day, when Mr. Vinegar was from home, Mr.. Vinegar, who was a very good housewife, was busily sweeping her house, when an unlucky thump of the broom brought the whole house clitter-clatter, clitter-clatter, about her ears.

    English Fairy Tales

  • But when I see a woman of unblushing boldness, loud-voiced, with a tongue of infinite clitter-clatter, with arrogant look, passing through the streets with the step of a walking-beam, gayly arrayed in

    New Tabernacle Sermons

  • The 'IRM' songs bore the obvious stamp of Beck and on 'Master's Hand,' which Gainsbourg dedicated to her collaborator, strummed violin strings and clitter-clatter cowbell coalesced into a three-minute percussive oddity, one of the night's twitchiest and best songs.

    Spinner

  • /poverina/, make tea for the Artist before he begins, and encourage him with my exquisite clitter-clatter while he works.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • "Death Rattle 'it said, the blood dripping from the letters, and as he read the words so the spiders clicked their bony legs together in a haunting cacophonous clitter-clatter.

    Bottled Spider

  • a minimum of comfort and a maximum of noise, so if you can bear a deafening babel of voices and an unmusical clitter-clatter of crockery I will take you inside the room and introduce them to you.

    Seven Little Australians

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