Definition of Rattening

1. Noun. (obsolete Northern England) The practice of sabotaging machinery or tools as part of an industrial dispute ¹



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Definition of Rattening

1. ratten [v] - See also: ratten

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rattening

rattail cactus
rattail fish
rattailed
rattails
rattan
rattan cane
rattan palm
rattans
ratted
ratteen
ratteens
ratten
rattened
rattener
ratteners
rattening
rattens
ratter
ratteries
ratters
rattery
ratticide
ratticides
rattier
rattiest
rattily
rattiness
rattinet
rattinets
ratting

Literary usage of Rattening

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Life and Times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson (1893)
"... —Rattening at Sheffield-Prince Arthur Passes his Military Examination — Illness of the Princess of Wales — Founding of the Royal Albert Hall — The ..."

2. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1868)
"Rattening is always done in the interests of the Union, and very commonly by ... The practice of rattening is well known to be illegal, and persons detected ..."

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