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- v. Present participle of frap.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A lashing binding a thing tightly or binding things together.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fretful; peevish.
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So I've been reluctant to write the post that has been stewing in my melon and frapping out my ears because, man, you've heard it.
Charley came up and, finding a Nazarene kneeling on a Moslem and frapping him, asked, “What harm hath this one done?”
I doubt I'll stay long, if for no other reason than I've got this frapping book to finish, but the party's being thrown by a work colleague I want to stay in good with, who's also a good friend who just had a baby recently.
I know more about the career of Masked Murphy than anyone on this whole frapping planet.
The French Major explained cricket to the rest of the table, making much of 'une homme' and 'le frapping', and the laughter was unforced, the room warm, and the wine good.
The Loader and Sponger pass the frapping lashing round both parts of the breeching, in front of the brackets, and with the assistance of the men nearest them bowse it well taut; and secure the muzzle by placing the grommet over it and the housing hook-bolt, and by frapping the two parts together with the lashing.
Consists of a grommet made of rope double the size of the gun-tackle falls, with two cringles worked into it for the frapping lashing, which will be of stuff half the size of the tackle-falls.
It will be wormed throughout, and parcelled in the wake of the housing-bolt and frapping lashing, and where there is no swell, in the wake of the muzzle-ring.
Then came furious seas, and the terrors of a lee shore; the frapping of the ship and the casting overboard of tackle, the jettisoning of freight --
Take a couple of frapping turns between each pair of spars in succession and finish with a clove hitch on the central spar above the lashing.