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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Observed as For Sale on a company bulletin board (electronic):
Free compact refrigerator.
You would need to pick it up. It makes a shuttering noise when the compressor shuts off, but otherwise functions well.
Any of this nest of rhymes can be used to describe a quavering or discontinuous noise – a fact I find utterly (not in the nest) fascinating:
For the past few weeks it’s been making a strange sputtering noise when I accelerate.
The old man makes a loud spluttering noise and looks from his paper to the man in the jacket.
When I press the gas the car makes a puttering noise. ...
A sudden scuttering noise in front of him made Julian stop suddenly.
Car makes stuttering noise when starting engine not even turning over.
Basically I have a fluttering noise in my right ear and I’ve had it for three months.
A shimmering sea of noises.
And her head jerked in spasms, making a spattering noise; her antennae crisped and burnt away and her heaving mouthparts cracked like pistol fire.
Death of a moth
This morning the car was making kind of a faint smoldering noise from the dash so I didn’t drive it.
The secret machine buckles and makes a stammering noise, then roars and plummets through the western fence, sending splintered posts sailing in the air.
Jue Joe Clan history
My BMW makes this rattling/hummering noise in idle.
My 1985 GTI cab generates a shimmering noise from the front wheels when turning on hard lock
I think we’ve only shimmered the surface. OK, I’ll try one more just to be sure that any noise you enter has a good chance of being emitted by a motor vehicle somewhere.
Hey guys, my Brava’s engine makes weird cluttering noise when on and parked…..
http://www.fiatforum.com/bravo-brava/42 … ngine.html
As it happens, my ten-year old diesel car is making a clackering noise in the cold weather.
...any noise you enter has a good chance of being emitted by a motor vehicle somewhere.
A few more:
Lately, I’ve been noticing that after I shut off the car, I hear a “moo-ing” / buzzing noise somewhere underneath the car.
...”pshh’ing” noise goes away when the vac. line to the boost sensor is …
‘91 M5 Loud RRRRR’ing Noise Vicinity of Power Steering Oil Reservoir
Today when I was driving home, occassionally when braking something inside was making a “Tink-a-Tink-a-Tink-a” noise from the dashboard area.
Not much more i can add to the noise apart from a VVVzzzz’ing noise (try doing it loud and High pitched continuously).
Any luck locating the source of your ‘coo-ing’ noise? I have a 55 Reg 1.2 which has exactly the same problem …
My truck makes a ssssss’ing noise when I drive it.
Last night around every turn my car was making a noise(I believe it was a ‘WURR”ing noise).
For the past two days, my Jeep has made a zzz-ing noise…
.... low on fluid they will whine and make a high pitched “errrr” ing noise.
In what I think is an unrelated problem (it started two days ago), what
might be a relay in the cab in front of the passenger door started
making kind of a gong-ing noise;
it made this awfull eeEEEEEEeeekkkkkk -ing noise when we tried to start it.
I’d only just put it out there, when I heard a car screeching to a halt and … It makes this rather unimpressive “paaaaaarp”ing noise …
Big fuzzy spot: stutter, shutter, splutter, spatter, stammer, stagger.
Yes, and it doesn’t stop there. A quote from one of those fascinating lists of dialect words that leaven the web:
Smuttering. ” He has only a smuttering of Manx ” -a subtle blend of smattering and muttering, with a suspicion of stuttering, which I have heard but once, of course in Peel. It may have been only a personal coinage, but it is worth keeping in circulation.
This blend, and this talent, are not unique to the Isle of Man. And I wonder is there aren’t other elements in there. How about smut? Not all smut is the naughty kind – some is delicious in risotto (i’m thinking of that highend corn smut from Mexico) – and is noteworthy for spreading easily and removing the clean outline of things.
The following expresses notes of spattering, sputtering, smattering and maybe some smut, or at least yeast:
Cargo residents Count Chocula & Joey2Tits never fail to rock the party at our infamous birthday and yard parties. It was only natural that we’d let them loose on a Saturday night. Expect the latest hype releases with a smuttering of classics.
This one has a soupçon of smothering: