Definition of 'death rattle'
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The guys said they heard her death rattle when she drew her last breath. The Sun (2013)His snoring death rattle came at lengthening intervals until it stopped altogether. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The low, long death rattle came out. Christianity Today (2000)Now that sound is in danger of becoming a death rattle for Labour. The Sun (2008)I slowed down and waited for the death rattle, willing the car on. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And for those of us who remember the last death rattle of the portable cassette player as the first iPod appeared, it sounds plausible. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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