Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat, claw, and scratch; thrash; drub.
- To scold; abuse with the tongue; revile.
- n. Same as back-scratcher, 2.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To fight and scratch.
- v. To abuse with the tongue; to revile; to scold.
- v. use foul or abusive language towards
- v. claw with the nails
“Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to work larboard and clapperclaw into my everyday conversation.”
“I see thou hast played me a scurvy trick, thou villainous fellow, cried the angry devil; at last I am fully resolved even to make an end of the business betwixt thee and myself about the ground, and these shall be the terms: we will clapperclaw each other, and whoever of us two shall first cry Hold, shall quit his share of the field, which shall wholly belong to the conqueror.”
“For all these same birds did so peck, clapperclaw, and maul one another all that time, that there was the devil and all to do, and the island was in a fair way of being left without inhabitants.”
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