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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of rattle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Confused; flurried.
- Affected by eating the loco or rattleweed; locoed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an informal term)
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The prospect that he might not be confirmed in the Senate for another term rattled markets last week.
The rain rattled on a modern cagoule hood, rather than on a Gallic pattern helmet.
The tent reeled under the blows of the wind, the canvas booming hollowly at every shock, while the sleet and rain rattled overhead like skirmish-fire grown into a battle.
A chorus of military veterans and bloggers opined that his bogus tale about getting his brain rattled while serving in Iraq should win him prison time, if not a plane ride to the front lines and a chance to finally "walk the walk."
On the issues of health care, judicial appointments, taxes and national security, McCain rattled off a litany of policy differences between himself and the Democrats.
The word rattled around the emptiness of his sapping his strength, draining his will.
The next ball he called rattled musically into the far corner pocket.
Hut then her coin rattled into the fare box, she turned back, and — Kate and I sat directly beside the door at the rear — she sat down up ahead.
Baroness Dinati was now taking up the collection for the poor, holding the long pole of the alms-box in her little, dimpled hands, and bowing with a pretty smile as the coins rattled into the receptacle.
The coin rattled to the floor and both men dropped to their knees.