Definitions

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  • v. To list or recite quickly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. recite volubly or extravagantly

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Afterwards, even more gruesome, had come the evidence of the self-important little dentist, who had rushed in to rattle off his formidable list of degrees and testify that the dental work in the remains of the dead man’s jaw was his own and that it corresponded to his records of Portland-Smith’s mouth.

    The Fashion in Shrouds

  • When Aunt Lois checked his benevolent effusions by putting the test questions of practical efficiency, Uncle Fliakim remembered that he 'd "forgotten to inquire about that," and skipping through the kitchen, and springing into his old wagon, would rattle off again on at full tilt to correct and amend his investigations.

    Oldtown Folks

  • I rattle off the local court rules that Starankovic has broken, then segue into my cases, transforming each into the parable of the Careless Lawyer Who Undermined Our System of Justice.

    Courting Trouble

  • Page 208 house is folded in their lips, and they rattle off stories in connection with it, equal to the guides at Dryburgh Abbey.

    The Heroic Slave. From Autographs for Freedom, Ed. Julia Griffiths

  • “The IRS, and women who can rattle off words like ophidiophobia.”

    The Hollow

  • If today the graves of Flanders fieldwere to open, from them would arise the bloody accusers, hundreds of thousandsof the best young Germans who, due to the unscrupulousness of these parliamentariancriminals, were driven, poorly trained and half-trained, into the arms ofdeath; the fatherland lost them and millions of crippled and dead, solelyand alone so that a few hundred misleaders of the people could perpetratetheir political swindles and blackmail, or merely rattle off their doctrinairetheories.

    Mein Kampf

  • She hurried from the room as impulsively as she had entered, and we heard the wheels of her carriage rattle off down the street.

    Sole Music

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