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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rattlesnakerat‧tle‧snake /ˈrætlsneɪk/ noun [countable]  rattlesnake.jpg HBAa poisonous American snake that shakes its tail to make a noise when it is angry
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rattlesnakeA man in his 20s had been bitten by a rattlesnake.One guy kissed a rattlesnake on the lips, twice, and still lost.She'd as soon trust a rattlesnake when he looked at her that way!However, when fighting against another rattlesnake it does not use its poison fangs.And one guy got bit by a baby rattlesnake.I had rattlesnakes shake their tails at me.As soon as we opened the car doors we could hear the sizzling of the rattlesnakes.
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