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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rat·tle v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rattled p. pr. & vb. n. Rattling ]
 1. To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.
    And the rude hail in rattling tempest forms.   --Addison.
 'T was but the wind,
 Or the car rattling o'er the stony street.   --Byron.
 2. To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles. [Colloq.]
 3. To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour. [Colloq.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : thrown into a state of agitated confusion; (`rattled' is an
            informal term) [syn: flustered, hot and bothered(p),