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rat-tat

noun
  1. a variant of rat-a-tat-tat
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  • Johnny could still hear their rat-tat and 209 the sing of bullets.

    Panther Eye

    Roy J. Snell

  • In the same moment there sounded again a rat-tat at the outer door.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • A rat-tat at the hall-door knocker interrupted her meditations.

  • Her sleeves were rolled up, and the flour was flying, when a rat-tat came to the door.

    Bud

    Neil Munro

  • Blessed is he who is made happy by the sound of the rat-tat!

    The History of Pendennis

    William Makepeace Thackeray