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  • verb Present participle of clapboard.


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  • Seven stories of black and scarlet clapboarding topped with a soaring white chimney stack, this onetime water tower is the oddest holiday home in England, dominating the landscape and offering fabulous views along the coast.

    Suffolk Chic

  • Soon they went up on the roof to help with the rafters and the clapboarding.

    The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories

  • He hurried to the threshold and met the fish-man, who was about to announce himself with the handle of his whip on the clapboarding.

    A Pair of Patient Lovers

  • After Mr. Rock's proposal was made to and accepted by us it occurred to us that it would result in a considerable saving to us if we were to limit the number of windows and devote the space (thus economized) to clapboarding.

    The House An Episode in the Lives of Reuben Baker, Astronomer, and of His Wife, Alice

  • The snow came, and piled a thick covering on the roof and stopped up some of the chinks in the clapboarding with its white caulking; and that made the place a little better; then the winds from off the snow-covered country were keen and bitter.

    The Carpenter's Daughter

  • MY DEAR FRIEND, -- Do you remember when we were walking once in Weston, that we saw the carpenter putting sheets of tarred paper under the clapboarding of a house?

    Autobiography and Letters of Orville Dewey, D.D. Edited by his Daughter

  • Her glance involuntarily took in the familiar masses and details; the patches of short tough grass mixed with decaying chips and small weeds underfoot, and the spacious June sky overhead; the fine network and blisters of the cracking and warping white paint on the clapboarding, and the hills beyond the bulks of the village houses and trees; the woodshed stretching with its low board arches to the barn, and the milk-pans tilted to sun against the underpinning of the L, and Mrs. Bolton's pot plants in the kitchen window.

    Annie Kilburn : a Novel

  • Quite a growth of hair on his clapboarding, as it were, but devilish thin on his roof. "

    Prairie Folks


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