brattle

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Etymology[edit]

Apparently imitative, probably under influence of break + rattle.

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Verb[edit]

brattle (third-person singular simple present brattles, present participle brattling, simple past and past participle brattled)

  1. To rattle; to make a scampering noise
    • 1972: Him too I hate, the same as I hate these brainless budding trees, these brattling birds. — John Gardner, Grendel (London 1972, p. 6)

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