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- n. the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
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Indeed, nothing in it — not its arch sociology, not its clippety-clop NPR rhythm and especially not that fancy double negative at the end — would have interested Hannah at all.
Bugambilia hangs everywhere, tile roofs meet whitewashed walls, painted wooden shutters pique the curiosity as to what's behind there, fruit trees droop with the weight of oranges, mangos, limones, and bananas, cobblestones echo the clippety-clop of hooves.
I reached into the back and groped for my cell phone, and as I did so, I noticed for the first time that my car was listing and bouncing, a steady clippety-clop as the wheels turned.
Through the glass of my windowpane I heard the faint jingle of harness and the muffled clippety-clop of shod hoofs in new snow.
The clippety-clop rhythms of rockabilly would not have been mainstreamed into the now standard 4/4 rock & roll beat.
She wore respectable running shoes instead of her usual clippety-clop heels, and she’d somehow managed to make herself look like a young mother or maybe an au pair—a bit harassed, not a seamless fit into Kensington Gardens, but not altogether wrong either.
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