The death rattle
can serve as a predictor of impending death.
DALLAS -- The key point in preventing the death rattle
that's so distressing to the family of a dying patient is to avoid the natural inclination to perform suctioning, Dr.
Pera writes, "could turn out to be the death rattle
of a continent that no longer understands what principles to believe....
"In reality, this is the death rattle
of the voices that were heard when President Bush first took office, because the wall between church and state is still standing.
This, too, is reasonable in cases where new cost structures may be the only way to save a company like Winn-Dixie, a one-time giant whose recent cost-cutting measures may be no more than a death rattle
the Celts." Don't be fooled by the seemingly worldwide interest in such attractions as Celtic music and dance: This "new-baked Celticism" is "a marketing device" that signifies nothing so much as "the community's death rattle
Steve said: 'That was her death rattle
, a fitting epitaph.'
The death rattle
of Hill's Gunter Guillaume chimed in ironic counterpart to a newly unified, enlivened Germany.
Trabants became a common sight on the streets of most communist eastern European countries such as Poland, Hungary and former Czechoslovakia - their two stroke engines sounding suspiciously like a death rattle
, while spewing out clouds of oily-black exhaust smoke.
Far from his land, at the end of a long death rattle
, Naul Ojeda is gone.
He shoots across his arena, buzzing like the death rattle
of a small engine.
"I went into his room, and I could hear the death rattle
," Schroeder-Sheker remembers.
This "death rattle
" is highly unsettling to visiting family as well as to health care providers.
I wish they could tell them that Mandela's election was the death rattle
for sexism as well as racism; that in the South Africa of the 21st century, the oppression of women, like the oppression of Blacks, will vanish like the hopes of White extremists for three more centuries of Mute rule.
All told, The Visit offers ghoulish pleasure of a high order, a very Bolero of a death rattle
altogether suitable to this Broadway season.