To me she was not an old rattle-trap
carting about the world a lot of coal for a freight--to me she was the endeavor, the test, the trial of life.
"Men like plenty of room for their rattle-traps
; don't you think that ought to satisfy me?"
Leave all your rattle-traps
behind you: to be overhauled, if necessary, at his honor the admiral's discretion.
The program already has replaced some real rattle-trap
stoves, installer Matthew Clement of Ambassador Piping said.
He learned how to weld up GI .45 barrels and fit them to rattle-trap
Government Models long before there was a Bar Sto barrel to buy or a CNC machine-checkered frame to sell.
That's to take nothing away from the genuine heroes - but if they could have called on the go-anywhere off-roader of today as opposed to the rattle-trap
of yesteryear, there wouldn't have been so many loosened fillings to add to all the discomfort.