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  • noun Plural form of clapping.

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Examples

  • Brock remembers her parents doing what she calls "clappings" on him, which meant laying him on an incline, cupping their hands and palpitating his ...

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  • Though fat and forty, and phlegmatic of temperament, between exclamations and hand-clappings her waking existence was mostly explosive.

    CHAPTER 7

  • Cheers and hand-clappings stormed up, and she heard affectionate cries of "Oh, you, Joe!"

    Chapter 4

  • Cape Town, was greeted with ululation, Kudu horn sounds and endless clappings as he was anointed during a church service held at the ST

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  • Mr. George produces his present, which is greeted with admiring leapings and clappings by the young family, and with a species of reverential admiration by Mr. Bagnet.

    Bleak House

  • Here my sister, after a fit of clappings and screamings, beat her hands upon her bosom and upon her knees, and threw her cap off, and pulled her hair down, — which were the last stages on her road to frenzy.

    Great Expectations

  • You don't need to know the precise number of times they clapped and the lengths of the various clappings.

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  • The poem, still repeated with ritual hand-clappings around Arab campfires, begins: "They [the Christians] are coming to claim the debt for DeCou."

    The Mystery of DeCou's Assassination

  • Whatever was fiercest and wildest in nature and boldest in art was there, and now the house went mad with its hand-clappings and table-hammerings and deep-throated

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Then he paused, not remembering what was to come next; but the sentiment which he had uttered appeared to his auditors to be so good in itself and so well delivered, that they filled up a long pause with continued clappings and exclamations.

    The Duke's Children

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