- v. present participle of clop.
- n. the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface
“More, he risks a collision with either the outfield wall or a teammate because he can't hear his spikes clopping against the warning track or another outfielder's voice calling him off the play.”
“I followed Sebastian as he barged onto the street, his heels clopping on stones, wind in his ruddy face, as he raced after his schoolmates.”
“She took a breath, and the only thing you could hear in the carriage was the clopping of horse feet, cows mooing in the distance, and a sound that almost sounded like snoring.”
“And as they stood there staring at each other, stymied, in the sunshine filtering down between the tall Parisian buildings, they heard the lively clopping of horseshoes and the creaking of large wooden wheels.”
“Eventually, his cruiser's gas runs out and when we last see him on the road to Atlanta, he's clip-clopping down the abandoned freeway on a horse.”
“Out here on the sidewalk, surrounded by Georgetown's red brick and cobblestone and wrought iron, all was normal — he heard power heels clip clopping and cell phones chiming.”
“Crystal chandeliers are lit above them, a host of marble columns stand around them, and portraits of Habsburg royalty stare out at these uppity horses clippety clopping on a sand-covered palace floor.”
“I must build the nest, for this I must have been hatched into the nest and I claw at the very fibers of the nest with my clopping hooves.”
“Why should I always clip in the nest, go through the nest always clipping, when in any case, without much more trouble, I could surely clop in the nest and do a bit of fine clopping.”
“I hear the echo before it gets here, before it reaches us here in the nest parts of the nest, I hear the clopping echo of the clip and the clop of the nest beasts, getting oh so much closer to us here in the nest.”
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