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Berattle Be*rat"tle, v. t. To make rattle; to scold vociferously; to cry down. [Obs.] --Shak.
Horned rattler
Horned Horned, a. Furnished with a horn or horns; furnished with a hornlike process or appendage; as, horned cattle; having some part shaped like a horn. The horned moon with one bright star Within the nether tip. --Coleridge. Horned bee (Zo["o]l.), a British wild bee (Osmia bicornis), having two little horns on the head. Horned dace (Zo["o]l.), an American cyprinoid fish (Semotilus corporialis) common in brooks and ponds; the common chub. See Illust. of Chub. Horned frog (Zo["o]l.), a very large Brazilian frog (Ceratophrys cornuta), having a pair of triangular horns arising from the eyelids. Horned grebe (Zo["o]l.), a species of grebe (Colymbus auritus), of Arctic Europe and America, having two dense tufts of feathers on the head. Horned horse (Zo["o]l.), the gnu. Horned lark (Zo["o]l.), the shore lark. Horned lizard (Zo["o]l.), the horned toad. Horned owl (Zo["o]l.), a large North American owl (Bubo Virginianus), having a pair of elongated tufts of feathers on the head. Several distinct varieties are known; as, the Arctic, Western, dusky, and striped horned owls, differing in color, and inhabiting different regions; -- called also great horned owl, horn owl, eagle owl, and cat owl. Sometimes also applied to the long-eared owl. See Eared owl, under Eared. Horned poppy. (Bot.) See Horn poppy, under Horn. Horned pout (Zo["o]l.), an American fresh-water siluroid fish; the bullpout. Horned rattler (Zo["o]l.), a species of rattlesnake (Crotalus cerastes), inhabiting the dry, sandy plains, from California to Mexico. It has a pair of triangular horns between the eyes; -- called also sidewinder. Horned ray (Zo["o]l.), the sea devil. Horned screamer (Zo["o]l.), the kamichi. Horned snake (Zo["o]l.), the cerastes. Horned toad (Zo["o]l.), any lizard of the genus Phrynosoma, of which nine or ten species are known. These lizards have several hornlike spines on the head, and a broad, flat body, covered with spiny scales. They inhabit the dry, sandy plains from California to Mexico and Texas. Called also horned lizard. Horned viper. (Zo["o]l.) See Cerastes.
Prairie rattlesnake
Prairie Prai"rie, n. [F., an extensive meadow, OF. praerie, LL. prataria, fr. L. pratum a meadow.] 1. An extensive tract of level or rolling land, destitute of trees, covered with coarse grass, and usually characterized by a deep, fertile soil. They abound throughout the Mississippi valley, between the Alleghanies and the Rocky mountains. From the forests and the prairies, From the great lakes of the northland. --Longfellow. 2. A meadow or tract of grass; especially, a so called natural meadow. Prairie chicken (Zo["o]l.), any American grouse of the genus Tympanuchus, especially T. Americanus (formerly T. cupido), which inhabits the prairies of the central United States. Applied also to the sharp-tailed grouse. Prairie clover (Bot.), any plant of the leguminous genus Petalostemon, having small rosy or white flowers in dense terminal heads or spikes. Several species occur in the prairies of the United States. Prairie dock (Bot.), a coarse composite plant (Silphium terebinthaceum) with large rough leaves and yellow flowers, found in the Western prairies. Prairie dog (Zo["o]l.), a small American rodent (Cynomys Ludovicianus) allied to the marmots. It inhabits the plains west of the Mississippi. The prairie dogs burrow in the ground in large warrens, and have a sharp bark like that of a dog. Called also prairie marmot. Prairie grouse. Same as Prairie chicken, above. Prairie hare (Zo["o]l.), a large long-eared Western hare (Lepus campestris). See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack. Prairie hawk, Prairie falcon (Zo["o]l.), a falcon of Western North America (Falco Mexicanus). The upper parts are brown. The tail has transverse bands of white; the under parts, longitudinal streaks and spots of brown. Prairie hen. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie chicken, above. Prairie itch (Med.), an affection of the skin attended with intense itching, which is observed in the Northern and Western United States; -- also called swamp itch, winter itch. Prairie marmot. (Zo["o]l.) Same as Prairie dog, above. Prairie mole (Zo["o]l.), a large American mole (Scalops argentatus), native of the Western prairies. Prairie pigeon, plover, or snipe (Zo["o]l.), the upland plover. See Plover, n., 2. Prairie rattlesnake (Zo["o]l.), the massasauga. Prairie snake (Zo["o]l.), a large harmless American snake (Masticophis flavigularis). It is pale yellow, tinged with brown above. Prairie squirrel (Zo["o]l.), any American ground squirrel of the genus Spermophilus, inhabiting prairies; -- called also gopher. Prairie turnip (Bot.), the edible turnip-shaped farinaceous root of a leguminous plant (Psoralea esculenta) of the Upper Missouri region; also, the plant itself. Called also pomme blanche, and pomme de prairie. Prairie warbler (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored American warbler (Dendroica discolor). The back is olive yellow, with a group of reddish spots in the middle; the under parts and the parts around the eyes are bright yellow; the sides of the throat and spots along the sides, black; three outer tail feathers partly white. Prairie wolf. (Zo["o]l.) See Coyote.
Prattle Prat"tle, v. t. To utter as prattle; to babble; as, to prattle treason. --Addison.
Prattle Prat"tle, n. Trifling or childish tattle; empty talk; loquacity on trivial subjects; prate; babble. Mere prattle, without practice. --Shak.
Prattlement Prat"tle*ment, n. Prattle. [R.] --Jeffrey.
Prattler Prat"tler, n. One who prattles. --Herbert.
Prittle-prattle Prit"tle-prat`tle, n. [See Prattle.] Empty talk; trifling loquacity; prattle; -- used in contempt or ridicule. [Colloq.] --Abp. Bramhall.
Rattlebox Rat"tle*box`, n. 1. A toy that makes a rattle sound; a rattle. 2. (Bot.) (a) An American herb (Crotalaria sagittalis), the seeds of which, when ripe, rattle in the inflated pod. (b) Any species of Crotalaria, a genus of yellow-flowered herbs, with inflated, many-seeded pods.
Rattle-brained Rat"tle-brained`, a. Giddy; rattle-headed.
Rattlehead Rat"tle*head`, n. An empty, noisy talker.
Rattle-headed Rat"tle-head`ed, a. Noisy; giddy; unsteady.
Rattlemouse Rat"tle*mouse`, n. A bat. [Obs.] --Puttenham.
Rattlepate Rat"tle*pate`, n. A rattlehead. --C. Kingsley.
Rattle-pated Rat"tle-pat`ed, a. Rattle-headed. ``A noisy, rattle-pated fellow.' --W. Irving.
Rattler Rat"tler, n. One who, or that which, rattles.
Rattlesnake Rat"tle*snake`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of venomous American snakes belonging to the genera Crotalus and Caudisona, or Sistrurus. They have a series of horny interlocking joints at the end of the tail which make a sharp ratting sound when shaken. The common rattlesnake of the Northern United States (Crotalus horridus), and the diamond rattlesnake of the south (C. adamanteus), are the best known. See Illust. of Fang.
Rattletrap Rat"tle*trap`, n. Any machine or vehicle that does not run smoothly. [Colloq.] --A. Trollope.
Rattleweed Rat"tle*weed`, n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Astragalus. See Milk vetch.
Rattlewings Rat"tle*wings`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The golden-eye.
Rattlewort Rat"tle*wort`, n. [AS. hr[ae]telwyrt.] (Bot.) Same as Rattlebox.
Water rattle
Water rattle Wa"ter rat"tle Water rattler Wa"ter rat"tler (Zo["o]l.) The diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus); -- so called from its preference for damp places near water.
Water rattler
Water rattle Wa"ter rat"tle Water rattler Wa"ter rat"tler (Zo["o]l.) The diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus); -- so called from its preference for damp places near water.

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