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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
rattlerrat‧tler /ˈrætlə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  informalHBA a rattlesnake
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rattlerThe third woman went to pull a weed in her front yard and a rattler bit her hand.As a rule, however, a rattler avoids contact with people and will strike only if cornered.One lady was on her morning walk and picked up a rattler she saw on the road.Florida rattlers would rear up and bite a man too blind and tired to kick before reaching down.But on the trail Sheila rides there isn't a long horn or rattler in sight.I study a run-over rattler I take to be dead until it suddenly slithers away.The rattler is behaving very strangely, in other words.
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