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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clap.


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  • The speaking of his name clapped him on horseback -- the only horseback he ever knew.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Volume 1

  • When I looked at him my heart inclined to him and I loved him; and he sat by my side and talked with me a while, when the young lady again clapped her hands and behold, a side door opened and out of it came the Kazi with his four assessors as witnesses; and they saluted us and, sitting down, drew up and wrote out the marriage contract between me and the youth and retired.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Thereupon the captain clapped hand to sword and smote the speaker’s head, nor did he leave smiting the rest of the sailors till he had slain them all, one after other, and cast the ten bodies ashore.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • (I actually clapped, which is probably the most embarrassing thing.)

    Stuff We Did This Weekend

  • A confusion through which Elric fought, his broadsword clapped in both pale hands.

    The Vanishing Tower

  • The remaining fans called his name and clapped for the entire 20 seconds it took him to walk to the clubhouse locker room. Chronicle

  • I would think not, it was probably the most watered down endorsement I've ever seen, including how the crowd "clapped" and "cheered" as she spoke.

    Obama reacts to Clinton speech

  • Some say that the name refers to an old fashioned treatment where they would clear the blockage in the urethra from gonorrhea pus, where the penis would be 'clapped' on both sides simultaneously.

    - Latest HealthCentral News

  • According to the historian Uta Poiger, these clubs were “notorious for jam sessions where musicians improvised and played long solos, while the audience danced and clapped.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • A few screamed and ran away out of fear, while the others felt more n|om come into the dance as they clapped and sang with increased fervor.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God


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