Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The striking of a foundry pattern while withdrawing it from the mold, to release the grip of the sand and prevent the sand from slicking to it. The blows are struck on an iron bar which is inserted in the pattern for that purpose.
  • noun The production of sound by a rap; specifically, the sound of significant raps or knocks supposed to be produced by spirits through the instrumentality of mediums or spirit-rappers; spirit-rapping.
  • Remarkably large; of striking or astonishing size; “whopping.”

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  • verb Present participle of rap.
  • noun action of the verb to rap

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Examples

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

    NPR Topics: News

  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, who's the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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  • "Toasting is basically what you call rapping," explains Marley, who's the son of reggae legend Bob Marley.

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  • His crossover tactics -- getting a guest spot from Lady Gaga on "Chillin '," rapping over a track by electro duo Justice, performing on MTV -- have landed him a large, diverse audience.

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  • His crossover tactics -- getting a guest spot from Lady Gaga on "Chillin '," rapping over a track by electro duo Justice, performing on MTV -- have landed him a large, diverse audience.

    Going Out Guide: Nightlife agenda

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  • I ain't the cutest nigga rappin', but I still got hoz.

    February 17, 2007