Definitions

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  • verb Present participle of clop.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sound of a horse's hoofs hitting on a hard surface

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Examples

  • And as they stood there staring at each other, stymied, in the sunshine filtering down between the tall Parisian buildings, they heard the lively clopping of horseshoes and the creaking of large wooden wheels.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Eventually, his cruiser's gas runs out and when we last see him on the road to Atlanta, he's clip-clopping down the abandoned freeway on a horse.

    Everything Old Is New Again

  • I followed Sebastian as he barged onto the street, his heels clopping on stones, wind in his ruddy face, as he raced after his schoolmates.

    The Boy from Thuringia

  • And as they stood there staring at each other, stymied, in the sunshine filtering down between the tall Parisian buildings, they heard the lively clopping of horseshoes and the creaking of large wooden wheels.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Out here on the sidewalk, surrounded by Georgetown's red brick and cobblestone and wrought iron, all was normal — he heard power heels clip clopping and cell phones chiming.

    Grand Heads for America: A Fable of Exceptionalism

  • More, he risks a collision with either the outfield wall or a teammate because he can't hear his spikes clopping against the warning track or another outfielder's voice calling him off the play.

    Yankees Remember When Jones Was a Marvel

  • She took a breath, and the only thing you could hear in the carriage was the clopping of horse feet, cows mooing in the distance, and a sound that almost sounded like snoring.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • She took a breath, and the only thing you could hear in the carriage was the clopping of horse feet, cows mooing in the distance, and a sound that almost sounded like snoring.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Crystal chandeliers are lit above them, a host of marble columns stand around them, and portraits of Habsburg royalty stare out at these uppity horses clippety clopping on a sand-covered palace floor.

    Waltzing Fever Is Afoot

  • I must build the nest, for this I must have been hatched into the nest and I claw at the very fibers of the nest with my clopping hooves.

    The Nest

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