Yellow rattle


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Yellow rattle (Bot) a yellow-flowered herb (Rhinanthus Crista-galli), the ripe seeds of which rattle in the inflated calyx.
    • Yellow rattle (Bot) See under Rattle, and Rocket.
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In literature:

Up and up he went, and the yellow dust clouds rose, and an avalanche rolled rattling and cracking down the slope.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
I realize it sadly as I step out of the road to allow a yellow milk wagon to rattle past.
"Dawn O'Hara, The Girl Who Laughed" by Edna Ferber
Though silver shells still jingled in her pocket, time was she knew the rattle of the yellow boys.
"A Book of Scoundrels" by Charles Whibley
The tall rattle weed, in bloom, nodded a yellow salute as they passed.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
The two boys scurried on ahead, the four yellow sun-bonnets marched bravely on, and Jonathan's wagon rattled behind.
"Young Lucretia and Other Stories" by Mary E. Wilkins
Even the warm yellow lights of the Rattle-Pane House did not altogether dispel her uneasiness.
"Peace on Earth, Good-will to Dogs" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Rattle-box Yellow Sandy soil; New Jersey.
"Harper's Young People, July 13, 1880" by Various
A light, yellow wagon, stood before the gate, a restive, gray horse, stamped and chafed beneath his harness till it rattled again.
"The Gold Brick" by Ann S. Stephens
Even the yellowing leaves of the chestnuts themselves were rattling down without a breath of wind stirring.
"Carolyn of the Corners" by Ruth Belmore Endicott
The purple pods cling and rattle in the wind long after the yellow leaves have fallen.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers

In poetry:

Gay grow the streets now torched by yellow lamplight,
March all directions with a long sure tread.
East, west they wander through the blinded city,
Rattle on the windows like the wan-faced dead.
"Marching Streets" by F Scott Fitzgerald
He cares na for the string o' pirns we hing aboot his neck;
The ase-hole gets his rattle, an' his yellow Jumpin'-Jeck;
He knocks his horse's head in twa, and pu's away the tail,
Then flings the rest, to hear a splash, richt in the water pail.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Los Campesinos and Yellow Ostrich shake, rattle and indie rock at Plush, Saturday, June 16.