chatterer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chatterer passerine bird of New World tropics
    • n chatterer an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chatterer (Zoöl) A bird of the family Ampelidæso called from its monotonous note. The Bohemion chatterer Ampelis garrulus) inhabits the arctic regions of both continents. In America the cedar bird is a more common species. See Bohemian chatterer, and Cedar bird.
    • Chatterer A prater; an idle talker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chatterer One who chatters; a prater; an idle talker.
    • n chatterer The popular name of birds of the genus Ampelis in the most restricted sense, or Bombycilla. The Bohemian chatterer is A. garrulus; the chatterer of Carolina, or cedar-bird, A. cedrorum; the chatterer of Japan, A. phœnicopterus. The name is sometimes given to some related birds. See cut under waxwing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chatterer one that chatters: an idle talker: a significant popular name applied to the birds of a small family of finch-like perching birds, as the Bohemian wax-wing and the cedar bird of America
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Quotations

  • (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    (Frank) Gelett Burgess
    “Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.”
  • Antonin Artaud
    Antonin%20Artaud
    “All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar's teeth.”
  • Winston Churchill
    Winston%20Churchill
    “The eagle has ceased to scream, but the parrots will now begin to chatter. The war of the giants is over and the pigmies will now start to squabble.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the sound.

Usage

In literature:

No; our savage chief does not roar, or glare, or chatter, or devour his food in its blood like the giant of the famous Jack.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
But he did not chatter at them any more.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
While Blue Bonnet had been busily chattering, The Wanderer had drawn in to the Woodford station.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
His teeth chattered and he crouched down on his knees before the open oven-door.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
Their chatter was amusing to hear.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
Do you mind my chatter?
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
It began to pelt the smudge madly with stones, chattering excitedly to its companions, as if describing the tragedy.
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Hans' teeth began to chatter.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
He gave a deep, angry growl that made little shivers run over Chatterer, and then suddenly he started up that tree after Chatterer.
"The Adventures of Buster Bear" by Thornton W. Burgess
Still his words of caution entailing silence were well placed, for boys as a rule do love to chatter.
"Pathfinder" by Alan Douglas
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In poetry:

When I came home from wanderings
In a tall chattering ship,
I thought a hundred happy things,
Of people, places, and such things
As I came sailing home.
"Homecoming" by John Freeman
as simply as children. It is too hot,
our birth was given up to screaming. Our
life on these street lawns seems silent.
The leaves chatter their comparisons
"Ann Arbor Variations" by Frank O Hara
Then was a roar, born of some awful burst!--
And one lay, shrieking, chattering, in my path--
Flung--he or I--out of some space accurst
As of Jehovah's wrath:
"The Cyclone" by James Whitcomb Riley
(Who are you? you mean devil! And what are you secretly guilty of,
all your life?
Will you turn aside all your life? Will you grub and chatter all your
life?)
"Myself And Mine" by Walt Whitman
Who chattering pauses, half inquisitive,
Half-heedless of some strange vague sentiment
As of some far-off wistful memory;
Who cannot know she did not always live;
"Melbourne Sonnets: XVI. At The Aquarium" by E J Rupert Atkinson
It was at dawn. The chattering ship
Was strangely hushed; faint mist
Crept everywhere, and we crept on,
And every eye was creeping on
The mist, as we moved home....
"Homecoming" by John Freeman

In news:

Constant chatter aside, don't hold your breath waiting for Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) to dispose of its sundry entertainment assets.
There was chatter - some of it louder than I felt it should have been.
Told before Friday night's game that NBA.com had started including him among its MVP chatter, Stephen Curry quickly looked around the Warriors' locker room and then offered an innocent "Who me".
Fiscal cliff chatter about slashing the venerable program ignores its fundamental potential and underlying strength.
They get that excited, yet appropriately concerned, look in their eyes as they chatter on about tropical cyclones , typhoons and hurricanes.
Two-time Grammy-winning duo the Civil Wars threw a bomb onto their fans Tuesday when, instead of chattering about Election Day like much of the rest of social media, they abruptly announced the cancellation of all their upcoming tour dates.
It's an oft-used device in theater: The doomed dinner party, a gathering that starts out politely, with house gifts of wine or pastries and glasses clinking over civilized chatter, and ends up in horrific, angry chaos.
Much of the day-after chatter will focus on Michael Vick and his four interceptions, so we begin this morning with a closer look at exactly what happened on those throws.
Edward High School will host Miracle for Michael Dec 14: West Shore Chatter.
Get prepped for cocktail chatter and Thanksgiving dinner debates.
Whereas social CRM technology, such as Radian6 and Chatter, enables social collaboration, social compliance technology protects that collaboration via risk management.
DES MOINES, Iowa – In the days since Republicans lost an election many in the party thought was theirs, chatter has been bubbling about what the GOP should do to recover.
"I've played in enough hotels and restaurants not to be bothered by a little chatter.".
Adam Driver, the glum and tempestuous object of desire for Lena Dunham's character on Girls, is trying something very different from Greenpoint relationship chatter.
The InterTubes are alive with chatter today over this video in New York (posted yesterday) showing someone who actually knows how to parallel park.
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In science:

This is to say that the vehicles are not supposed to make high frequency zigzag movement, or the control does not have chattering phenomenon.
Computational Analysis of Control Systems Using Dynamic Optimization
In this paper we study generalized down-up algebras from the point of view of noncommutative algebraic geometry, namely, we provide a complete classification of those generalized down-up algebras which are (noncommutative) Noetherian unique factorisation rings (resp. domains), as defined by Chatters and Jordan in and .
Classification of factorial generalized down-up algebras
Moreover, Chatters and Jordan proved general results for skew polynomial extensions of the type R[x; σ ] and R[x; δ ].
Classification of factorial generalized down-up algebras
In this section, we recall the notions of Noetherian unique factorisation rings and Noetherian unique factorisation domains introduced by Chatters and Jordan (see [12, 13]).
Classification of factorial generalized down-up algebras
Chatters, Non-commutative unique factorisation domains, Math.
Classification of factorial generalized down-up algebras
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