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Rattle on   /rˈætəl ɑn/   Listen
Rattle on

verb
1.
Talk incessantly and tiresomely.  Synonyms: jaw, yack, yack away, yap away.






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"Rattle on" Quotes from Famous Books



... agreeable way would Mr. Slang rattle on, speedily making himself the centre of the conversation, and addressing graceful familiarities to all the ...
— Men's Wives • William Makepeace Thackeray

... it is a very different story. Lever was at no lack for utterance; nobody was ever more voluble, no one ever less inclined to sit and bite his pen, waiting for the one and only word. Good or bad, he could be trusted to rattle on; and, as Trollope said, if you pulled him out of bed and demanded something witty, he would flash it at you before he was half awake. Some people are born with the perilous gift of improvisation; and the best that can be said for Lever is that he is the nearest equivalent in Irish literature, ...
— Irish Books and Irish People • Stephen Gwynn

... added, as her nephew, fumbling with a box of matches, opened it upside down and let them all fall with a rattle on to the ...
— The Empty House And Other Ghost Stories • Algernon Blackwood

... unless you prefer another touch of it first." They then were advancing into the room as he spoke, with fetters in their hands (strait waistcoats being then little known or used), and showed, by their frightful countenances and gestures, no unwillingness to apply them. Their harsh rattle on the stone pavement made Stanton's blood run cold; the effect, however, was useful. He had the presence of mind to acknowledge his (supposed) miserable condition, to supplicate the forbearance of the ruthless keeper, and promise complete submission to his orders. This pacified ...
— The Lock and Key Library • Julian Hawthorne, Ed.

... the clouds and go through very cold air. The cold air freezes them quickly, and then they rattle on the roof and dash on the ground. They cut the corn leaves and ...
— Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3) • Francis W. Parker and Nellie Lathrop Helm



Words linked to "Rattle on" :   verbalise, talk, jaw, mouth, utter, yack away, verbalize, speak



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