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  • n. Plural form of flapping.


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  • The trade, which had laid the Arangi well up under the lee of this outjutting point of Malaita, was now failing, so that she began to roll in the easy swells with crashings of sheets and tackles and thunderous flappings of her sails.


  • Collared doves bill and coo and make their amorous flappings, but they do that all year round.

    Country diary: East Yorkshire

  • To cross the deck from the chart-house to the break of the poop was no slight feat, but I managed it and hung on to the railing while the wind stung my flesh with the flappings of my pyjamas.


  • In the case of Naamah's Kiss, it was hundreds of book flappings.

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  • Wright issue which appaered every night and his current flappings about Ayers I realize I will never watch his program.

    Fox Program on Obama Becomes Fodder for Robocall - The Caucus Blog -

  • Have we truly become a society of people who vote on the basis of tabloid journalism, twisted truths and the sensational flappings of the news media?

    Sarah Palin’s Myth of America

  • The air was full of flappings and pipings, of void, gusty shouts and noises; it buffeted him and confused him; ever and again his attention became rigid — a blind and deaf balancing and clutching.

    The War in the Air

  • They entered its vast and silent halls, frightening the owls and bats that fled before them with hideous hootings and flappings of wings, and passing by a multiplicity of mouldy stairs, dank reeking roofs, and rickety corridors, at last came to an apartment which, dismal and dismantled as it was, appeared to be in rather better condition than the neighboring chambers, and they therefore selected it as their place of rest for the night.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • The way of a shark, signaled to and drawn by the flappings of its prey.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • He sat down to wait for Charley, reading a newspaper most of the time, but rising to pursue stray flies furiously, stumbling over chairs, and making murderous flappings with a folded newspaper.

    Our Mr. Wrenn


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