One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Any of several kinds of rattle found as weeds in meadows and pastures, especially (more fully "red rattle grass") = "red rattle" (now rare).
2Quaking grass, Briza media.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Henry Lyte (1529–1607), botanist and antiquary.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.