The sound made by clattering plates restores him to a restaurant where dined with his friend killed in the war.
Within a navy blue duffel bag were clattering bone-hued beads, amulets, and bracelets.
Katherine sat up with a jerk, sending a loosened particle of stone bounding and clattering down the face of the cliff.
He stared at them, fascinated by the jingling and clattering of their accoutrements.
Crabs were clattering over the stones, and rays and eels could be seen writhing shadowy, in pools.
There seemed to be millions of them, all clattering and pointing at him.
He could not enjoy the fire when Mre Lunde was clattering pots and pans.
Suddenly he pulled in the oar and dropped it clattering aboard.
All the time he made the best music he knew how, by clattering his mandibles together.
For the praises of many tongues, is in effect no better than the clattering of so many tongues.
late Old English clatrung "clattering, noise," verbal noun implying an Old English *clatrian, of imitative origin. Cf. Middle Dutch klateren, East Frisian klatern, dialectal German klattern. The noun is attested from mid-14c.