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a series of short sharp taps (as made by strokes on a drum or knocks on a door)

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Instead, they're just vessels for verbiage in a show-offy play that's not short on wit but rams its erudition down your throat with a wearing rat-tat-tat of pop-cultural and literary references.
There's too much fancy footwork here, too much glib and tongue-in-cheek, too much rapid-tire short sentence structure like the rat-tat-tat of machine-gun fire for two hundred pages.
The first of these involved listening to the show alone, concentrating on the output of those machines that need no human presence to activate them, such as the tinkling of Angela White's three turntables and michael Jackson, 2007, the unexpected thump of Noah Sheldon's Perpetual Chimes and Shells, 2006, the Uzi-like rat-tat-tat of Terry Adkins's Off Minor, 2004, and the intermittent drumming of David Ellis's Trash Talk, 2007.
1 The nonstop rat-tat-tat of incoming news on my secret, unfiltered, raw news wire at breitbart.
I and another lad were on our way home from school when we saw the plane and heard the rat-tat-tat of its guns.
SPRINGFIELD - The rat-tat-tat of air rifles could be heard echoing through the hallways, courtyards and guest rooms at the Clarion Hotel (previously the DoubleTree Hotel) on Friday as the soon-to-be-demolished Springfield lodging house was converted into a paintball gaming arena.
We've all seen the Army recruitment campaigns on the television - those rat-tat-tat bursts of adrenalin-pumping action.
The station runs short segments (in distinctive, rat-tat-tat "you give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world" radio-news ticker style) tailored to bureaucrats, with breaks for commercials similarly targeted to federal workers.
And from the woods in the pasture came the rat-tat-tat of the pileated woodpecker as he pecked away on a rotten tree trunk.
Knockhill will be jumping all weekend and the scream of Japanese four-cylinder 750s taking on the rat-tat-tat of the Italian litre V-twins is worth the entry fee alone.
The women, tapping valiantly and well, often looked shy in comparison, their upper-body carriage apologizing for the authoritative rat-tat-tat being issued below the knees.
The thundering boom of a bass drum The rat-tat-tat of a snare drum.
A number of scenic pullouts and parking areas are located along Tioga Road (Highway 120) to stop and smell the evergreens, hear the rat-tat-tat of a woodpecker on a pine tree and skip rocks across an alpine stream.
A true Liverpool legend, he had more rat-tat-tat power than Al Capone's Tommy Gun.
This early, it would not be wild to speculate Bradley would try to explode something more fearsome than his patented rat-tat-tat blows that were not, in any way, known for power and sharpness.