Definition of Rat-tat
1. Noun. A series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door).
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Literary usage of Rat-tat
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Till the sun was in the skies; Then we met the rebel pickets, Who skirmished and withdrew, While the little drummer beat, and beat The rat-tat-too. ..."
2. Poems of American History by Burton Egbert Stevenson (1908)
"Who skirmished and withdrew, While the little drummer beat, and beat The rat-tat-loo. Along the wooded hollows The line of battle ran. ..."
3. The Civil War in Song and Story: 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"For whom the little drummer beat His rat-tat-too. • Our army rose at midnight, Ten thousand men as one, Bach slinging on his knapsack, And snatching up his ..."
4. Béranger: Two Hundred of His Lyrical Poems by Pierre Jean de Béranger (1850)
"Rat tat. He sought not to enlarge his states; To neighbors kindness ... Rat tat, rat tat, rat tat, rat tat, Oh, what a good little king was that I Rat tat. ..."