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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of clapper.


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  • Sam's blue jacket as her tongue clappered above it.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • Sweet William squeaked and clappered at him in the night.

    The Machineries of Joy

  • On their vanishing shadows Mr. Pimble clappered his heelless slippers, with the long skirts of his palm-figured wrapper streaming on the air behind him; like the grim ghost of manhood pursuing its flying aggressors.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • The father laid down his broom passively, and saying, "What an impatient little miss you are!" clappered off to the dining-room, and brought forth the desired articles on a waiter.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • Mr. Pimble, in his wife's sun-bonnet, clappered his heelless slippers at mid-day along the garden paths, in the vain hope of warming his laggard blood to a brisker flow.

    Eventide A Series of Tales and Poems

  • The house jarred and creaked, her bed rocked under her, loose boards on the roof clappered and rattled, snow pelted the window-shutter.



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