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  • "Hold your tongue, you disrespectful old bird!" cried Polly, tumbling off the chair with a bounce, and running to peck the 'rattlepated' boy, who was shaking with laughter at the last speech.

    Little Women

  • I looked at the once lively, rattlepated, humorous little doctor — associated in my remembrance with the perpetration of incorrigible social indiscretions and innumerable boyish jokes — and I saw nothing left of his former self, but the old tendency to vulgar smartness in his dress.

    The Moonstone

  • I looked at the once lively, rattlepated, humorous little doctor -- associated in my remembrance with the perpetration of incorrigible social indiscretions and innumerable boyish jokes -- and

    The Moonstone

  • 'The cautious old soldier did not care to hint to me that I might hand over to you this passport, which I have no occasion for; but if it should afterwards come out as the rattlepated trick of a young Cantab, CELA NE TIRE A RIEN.

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • ` rattlepated 'boy, who was shaking with laughter at the last speech.

    Little Women

  • Jim Bloxam is what you see -- as gay, light-hearted, and rattlepated a dragoon as any in the service; and as for Lady Mary, she is very much better than you give her credit for. "

    Belles and Ringers

  • It isn't proper to be gadding about so late with a rattlepated boy like ... "

    Little Women

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