- v. archaic Simple past tense and past participle of clap.
“He clapt his hands; a slave appeared, of whom he demanded wine.”
“So saying, he clapt his hands together, and his domestic”
“No, no, I cannot afford to be clapt up as accessory. —”
““But, my good fellow, even if you get to the Indies, you will be clapt into the Inquisition, and burnt alive, as sure as your name is Jack.””
“Don Guzman clapt his hand on his sword-hilt instantly.”
“Doors clapt to — going out of one apartment, hurryingly, as I may say, into another.”
“The Captain again clapt his hands on his breast, and declared, upon his honour, that this was a proposal that, were the case that of his own daughter, and she were not resolved upon immediate marriage, (which yet he thought by far the more eligible choice,) he should be very much concerned were she to refuse it.”
“Even Mr. Singleton was affected with this horrid speech: for he clapt both his hands to his head, as if he were afraid for his brains.”
“I have the marks still; for he clapt to the door with violence, not knowing, to do him justice, that I was so forward in the door-way.”
““Who would not be good?” was the inference: and the repetition from Billy, with his hands clapt together, “Poor widow woman!” gave me much pleasure.”
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