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Sympathetic Resonance
... in its direct form in room acoustics in the rattling of window panes, light shades and movable panels in the presence of very loud sounds, such as may ... An example of proper sympathetic resonance is a windowpane rattling steadily at the very low powerful sound of a bus or truck engine going stationary ... The rattling will usually occur at a higher harmonic of the sound made by the engine ...
List Of Idiophones By Hornbostel–Sachs Number - Idiophones (1) - Struck Idiophones (11) - Indirectly Struck Idiophones (112)
112.111 Strung rattles - Rattling objects are strung in rows on a cord ... Sleigh bells 112.112 Stick rattles - Rattling objects are strung on a bar or ring ... Jingle bells 112.12 Frame rattles - Rattling objects are attached to a carrier against which they strike ...
Rattling Blanket Woman
... Rattling Blanket Woman or Ta-sina Hlahla Win (1814-1844) was the mother of Crazy Horse ... In 1844, while out hunting buffalo, Rattling Blanket Woman's husband, Waglula (Worm) helped defend a Lakota village under attack by the Crow ... Unfortunately, when Waglula returned with the new wives, Rattling Blanket Woman, who had been unsuccessful in conceiving a new child, thought she had lost favor ...
... were previously known for their work in the band Rattling Bones, a New York City-based hard rock band signed to the Nederlander Management Group ... Because of Rattling Bones’ limited recording success (the soundtrack of “Surf Ninjas” New Line Cinema) and subsequent disenchantment with the hard-rock scene, Arens and Eidem returned ... In early June 2010, Arens, Eidem, and other members of Flipp, Rattling Bones, and Obsession (another side project of Arens) announced on Facebook that they would be getting back together to record a few ...
Threat Display - Deimatic or Aposematic?
... In a study of the rattling made by rattlesnakes of different species, Fenton and Licht found that the sounds are always similar they have rapid onset (starting suddenly, and reaching full ... This pattern implies that the rattling "could serve as a general attention-getting device", which "is designed as a deimatic or startle display" ... and Licht note that the effect of a rattlesnake's rattling could be deimatic (startle) in inexperienced animals, whether predators or large animals that might injure the snake ...

More definitions of "rattling":

  • (adv): Used as intensifiers; 'real' is sometimes used informally for 'really'; 'rattling' is informal.
    Example: "A rattling good yarn"
    Synonyms: very, really, real
  • (noun): A rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders).
    Synonyms: rattle, rale

Famous quotes containing the word rattling:

    Liste! now the thunder’s rattling clymmynge sound
    Cheves slowlie on, and then embollen clangs,
    Shakes the hie spyre, and losst, dispended, drown’d,
    Still on the gallard eare of terroure hanges;
    The windes are up; the lofty elmen swanges;
    Again the levynne and the thunder poures,
    And the full cloudes are braste attenes in stonen showers.
    Thomas Chatterton (1752–1770)

    You that do search for every purling spring
    Which from the ribs of old Parnassus flows,
    And every flower, not sweet perhaps, which grows
    Near thereabouts into your poesy wring;
    You that do dictionary’s method bring
    Into your rhymes, running in rattling rows;
    Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)

    You’ve strung your breasts
    with a rattling rope of pearls,
    tied a jangling belt
    around those deadly hips
    and clinking jewelled anklets
    on both your feet.
    So, stupid,
    if you run off to your lover like this,
    banging all these drums,
    then why
    do you shudder with all this fear
    and look up, down;
    in every direction?
    Amaru (c. seventh century A.D.?, Kashmirian king, compiler, author of some of the poems in the anthology which bears his name. translated from the Amaruataka by Martha Ann Selby, vs. 31, Motilal Banarsidass (1983)