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 for To rattle off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rattle \Rat"tle\ (r[a^]t"t'l), v. t.
     1. To cause to make a rattling or clattering sound; as, to
        rattle a chain.
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     2. To assail, annoy, or stun with a rattling noise.
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              Sound but another [drum], and another shall
              As loud as thine rattle the welkin's ear. --Shak.
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     3. Hence, to disconcert; to confuse; as, to rattle one's
        judgment; to rattle a player in a game. [Colloq.]
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     4. To scold; to rail at. --L'Estrange.
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     To rattle off.
        (a) To tell glibly or noisily; as, to rattle off a story.
        (b) To rail at; to scold. "She would sometimes rattle off
            her servants sharply." --Arbuthnot.
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