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  1. a clattering noise.
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verb (used without object), brat·tled, brat·tling.
  1. to scamper noisily.
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Origin of brattle

1495–1505; imit; see rattle1
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Examples from the Web for brattle

Historical Examples

  • The meetinghouse was in Brattle Street, close by the barracks.

    Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times

    Charles Carleton Coffin

  • Member of the company of cadets, and a deacon of Brattle Street church.

    Tea Leaves


  • Brattle, writing on the eighth, had not heard any thing of the kind.

  • But now the day was coming on, and Brattle seemed to be as far from yielding as ever.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope

  • When Mr. Fenwick entered the kitchen, Mrs. Brattle was sitting there alone.

    The Vicar of Bullhampton

    Anthony Trollope