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Rattler   /rˈætələr/  /rˈætlər/   Listen
Rattler

noun
1.
Pit viper with horny segments at the end of the tail that rattle when shaken.  Synonym: rattlesnake.
2.
A railroad train consisting of freight cars.  Synonym: freight train.



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"Rattler" Quotes from Famous Books



... quickness of a striking rattler he launched himself full upon Sabor's back, his strong young arms seeking and gaining a full-Nelson upon the beast, as he had learned it that other day during his bloody, ...
— Tarzan of the Apes • Edgar Rice Burroughs

... to the left? I dropped a big rock from the Point square on a rattler who was sunning himself there last spring. I can see a foothold all the way up the cliff. It can be done," he concluded, in a tone that made ...
— 'Hell fer Sartain' and Other Stories • John Fox, Jr.

... Brer Rabbit wuz," Uncle Remus exclaimed, noticing a questioning look in the child's face. "He 'uz a rattler, mon, des ez sho' ez youer settin' dar. Dey wa'n't no kinder wuk dat Brer Rabbit can't put he han' at, en do it ...
— Nights With Uncle Remus - Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation • Joel Chandler Harris

... was Donald's turn to make this trip; on other days Sandy or Bernardo went. As there was always the chance of meeting a grizzly or a rattler the journey was ...
— The Story of Wool • Sara Ware Bassett

... big rattler run under the cabin to-day," he said, as if he were speaking of one of Old Baldy's shoes. "I tried to get a whack at him, but he oozed ...
— The Last of the Plainsmen • Zane Grey



Words linked to "Rattler" :   canebrake rattler, rock rattlesnake, Western diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus atrox, family Crotalidae, Western diamondback, Sistrurus catenatus, Crotalus tigris, freight car, Mojave rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidus, Sistrurus miliaris, banded rattlesnake, Western rattlesnake, pit viper, Crotalus cerastes, tiger rattlesnake, prairie rattlesnake, Crotalus adamanteus, train, sidewinder, freight liner, liner train, railroad train, ground rattler, Crotalidae, Crotalus scutulatus, diamondback rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus horridus, Crotalus viridis, speckled rattlesnake, diamondback, horned rattlesnake, timber rattlesnake, cabin car, caboose, rattle, Crotalus mitchellii, massasauga



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