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  • noun Plural form of rapping.

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Examples

  • He ordered a horse to be saddled; and, to lose no time by messages, the tardiness of which he had already experienced with this gentleman, he went himself to his apartment, and after several vain rappings at his door, entered the room unbid, saying – 'Good Dr. Orkborne, unless you are dead, which God forbid!

    Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth

  • The fact that on many occasions so-called rappings, table liftings, writings, and other supposed spirit manifestations have been shown to be the result of mere human trickery does not necessarily prove that such demonstrations may not be the efforts of an immortal soul to make its presence known.

    The Return of Peter Grimm Novelised From the Play

  • We find by the "Salem Mercury" of March 30, 1789, that New Hackensack was fifty or sixty years before Rochester in "rappings" and

    The Olden Time Series: Vol. 2: The Days of the Spinning-Wheel in New England Gleanings Chiefly from old Newspapers of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts

  • Many at the time thought, as have many since, that the "rappings" with which the manifestations began were caused by some trickery on the part of the Fox sisters, but men of unimpeachable standing and intelligence certified to the contrary.

    Our Day In the Light of Prophecy

  • These "rappings" which certainly are not of a very "spiritual" character, produce nevertheless, a most decided effect upon the bees: their first impulse is to sally out and wreak their vengeance upon those who have thus rudely assailed their honied dome; but as soon as they find that they are shut in, a sudden fear that they are to be driven from their treasures, seems to take possession of them.

    Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee A Bee Keeper's Manual

  • a modern FORM of SPIRITISM dating from 1848, when two teen-age sisters, Margaretta and Katie Fox, of Hydesville, New York, reported "rappings" in their home.

    Concise Dictionary of Religion

  • With his other hand he thumped several times slowly on the wall, while Claudia added a furious counterpart of quick rappings.

    The Night Of the Solstice

  • He ordered a horse to be saddled; and, to lose no time by messages, the tardiness of which he had already experienced with this gentleman, he went himself to his apartment, and after several vain rappings at his door, entered the room unbid, saying – 'Good Dr. Orkborne, unless you are dead, which God forbid!

    Camilla

  • In my mind, the creaks and rappings and rattlings begin to sound like doors opening, the wires of our alarm system being snipped with scissors, and windows sliding up their tracks until the opening is just wide enough for a body to slip through.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

  • In my mind, the creaks and rappings and rattlings begin to sound like doors opening, the wires of our alarm system being snipped with scissors, and windows sliding up their tracks until the opening is just wide enough for a body to slip through.

    Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume

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