from The Century Dictionary.

  • Very big; great.
  • noun Specifically, in ceramics, the process of preparing clay for the wheel. See wedging, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of slap.
  • noun The act of giving a slap or slaps.
  • adjective slang Very large; whopping.


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  • "'What is that frightful noise, that great resounding crash?'

    "'We call it slapping. Some of our northern ships do it when they stem these short hollow seas. It makes the Mediterranean builders laugh.'"

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Ionian Mission, 249

    February 14, 2008