rattle-trap

rattle-trap

n. a rattly (old) car; any rattly vehicle. I hear Ted’s rattle-trap in the driveway.
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Sandy said there would be a monument put up there, where Moses and Esau had stood, with the date and circumstances, and all about the whole business, and travellers would come for thousands of years and gawk at it, and climb over it, and scribble their names on it.
If he had been Satan himself there would have been plenty of weak- lings ready to scribble their names to a pardon-petition, and drip a tear on it from their permanently impaired and leaky water-works.
Then I saw him scribble on a piece of paper, and I knew that he was writing me a note.
Day after day and night after night we have wandered among the crumbling wonders of Rome; day after day and night after night we have fed upon the dust and decay of five-and-twenty centuries--have brooded over them by day and dreampt of them by night till sometimes we seemed moldering away ourselves, and growing defaced and cornerless, and liable at any moment to fall a prey to some antiquary and be patched in the legs, and "restored" with an unseemly nose, and labeled wrong and dated wrong, and set up in the Vatican for poets to drivel about and vandals to scribble their names on forever and forevermore.
I have only a moment to scribble a line on my card.
But I dare say I could scribble something now and then, that would suit you.
He told me that was unkind, because it was not just, and that I put him upon contradicting me, which did not consist with good manners, any more than with his affection; and therefore, since I had insensibly drawn him into this poetical scribble, he begged I would not oblige him to break it off; so he writes again--
The program already has replaced some real rattle-trap stoves, installer Matthew Clement of Ambassador Piping said.
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.