Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of rap.
  • n. action of the verb to rap

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Remarkably large; of striking or astonishing size; “whopping.”
  • n. The production of sound by a rap; specifically, the sound of significant raps or knocks supposed to be produced by spirits through the instrumentality of mediums or spirit-rappers; spirit-rapping.
  • n. The striking of a foundry pattern while withdrawing it from the mold, to release the grip of the sand and prevent the sand from slicking to it. The blows are struck on an iron bar which is inserted in the pattern for that purpose.

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Examples

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, who's the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • His crossover tactics -- getting a guest spot from Lady Gaga on "Chillin '," rapping over a track by electro duo Justice, performing on MTV -- have landed him a large, diverse audience.

    Going Out Guide: Nightlife agenda

  • His crossover tactics - getting a guest spot on Lada Gaga's "Chillin '," rapping over a track by electro duo Justice, performing on MTV - have landed him a large, diverse audience.

    Nightlife Agenda

  • He had an extraordinary style of giving critique, which consisted in rapping out a number questions to the person who had read, carefully avoiding any eye contact, picking up on tiny points of grammar as well as overarching issues of intention, genre and content.

    2008 October « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Never mind that most of his rapping was a spume of spittle and expletives – you expect that at a hip-hop show.

    The worst gig we ever played: musicians on their on-stage lows

  • In showjumping, lazy trainers will have assistants lift the top pole of the fence to hit a jumping horse on the sensitive coronet band, a practice known as rapping or poling.

    it sucks to be a horse

  • He heard the music change to something that had a buzz and drive, voices in Portuguese rapping, singing, whistling, with guitars and drums behind them, manic saxophones.

    Falling Man

  • It's white guys rapping, which is always comedy gold......

    snurched from a mailing list I'm on

  • Hogan ran, the same path that Sharpe had run, and he took the stairs two at a time, his sword rapping the stone, and he ran to Curtis 'rooms.

    Sharpe's Sword

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