Definition of Rattline

1. ratline [n -S] - See also: ratline



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattline

rattlesnake master
rattlesnake orchid
rattlesnake plantain
rattlesnake root
rattlesnake weed
rattlesnakes
rattletrap
rattletraps
rattleweed
rattleweeds
rattlewings
rattlewort
rattlier
rattliest
rattlin
rattline (current term)
rattlines
rattling
rattling(a)
rattlingly
rattlings
rattlins
rattly
ratton
rattons
rattoon
rattooned
rattooning
rattoons
rattrap

Literary usage of Rattline

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1. A Compendium of Molesworth's Marathi and English Dictionary by James Thomas Molesworth, Baba Padmanji (1863)
"IST^STT A loud rattline. 2 fig. L'tter emptiness (one's purse, of a well, &c.): utter want (of money, &c). n. Dry and hard : stiff and hard from dryness. ..."

2. A manual for naval cadets by John McNeill Boyd (1860)
"An occasional one, a catch rattline, is carried to the after swifter. ... If on splicing the eye the rattline be a little too long, and the rope has been ..."

3. A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: From the Year After the by James Edwin Thorold Rogers, Arthur George Liddon Rogers (1882)
"... white rattline, white marlyne, trussing cord, and breeching rope. They are all as a rule bought by the hundred ; though sometimes the stone of seven ..."

4. The English Illustrated Magazine (1896)
"Oh, but it 's not with nails, you know," said the anxious Larry, " it 's only stun'sail booms and capstan bars, and rattline stuff, and all that ! " "Only! ..."

5. General Joseph Wheeler and the Army of the Tennessee by John Witherspoon Du Bose (1912)
"The general, in elation, threw his clenched fist upon the board, rattline the dishes: "T've got Joe Johnston dead! Now we will ride and tell Tom. ..."

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