That was all—a warning, a groan, the death-rattle in the shadows by the bed.
The sick man laughed a ghost of a laugh—it was half a death-rattle.
Inside, on the floor, lay a poor old woman, the death-rattle in whose throat proclaimed that her end was fast approaching.
All social powers covered the death-rattle of the victims by their applause.
He was weary at heart riding over sickly flowers; he wanted flesh and bones and the music of the death-rattle.
"I can hear the death-rattle in your father's throat," he said almost angrily.
The noise they make is exactly like the death-rattle of a dying man.
I had but heard his voice in groans that ended in the death-rattle.
Must Kultur rear its domes over mountains of corpses, oceans of tears, and the death-rattle of the conquered?
They reached her just in time to hear the death-rattle in her throat.
death rattle n.
A gurgling or rattling sound sometimes made in the throat of a dying person, caused by loss of the cough reflex and passage of the breath through accumulating mucus.