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  • v. Present participle of thwack.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thumping; tremendous; great.


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  • I'm saying that prisoners are being beaten, and if we're beating anyone then one of the people who truly deserves a good thwacking is Saddam ...

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  • "thwacking" seemed to polish, and her lazy, ease-loving Valentine.

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  • They looked over Greg's head, toward the footsteps out in the hall, thwacking away like little ball-peen hammers.

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  • The headmaster was always dreaming up schemes to make money for his beer fund and thwacking young boys on the behind with his faithful old cane. before helpfully directing us to a Youtube clip of the opening titles and a glimpse of Jimmy Edwards.

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  • Hawkers carry enormous brightly-coloured balloons nearly as large as they are, thwacking them suggestively as you pass.

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  • My head dropped back, thwacking against the table behind the couch.

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  • Bear turns them down, but it's hard for him to drift off when snowballs keep thwacking on the window.

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  • I can only assume Profitt is suffering from the post-traumatic stress that resulted from Valle's head thwacking him on the sole of his defenseless shoe.

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  • Bullets started thwacking into the sides of the boat.

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  • Ruler-thwacking, slow-slow-sloooooooooow opening of a junk mail envelope (with my tongue), the donning of antlers, the setting of said antlers on fire, the dousing of my flaming antlers in my Cream of Mushroom Soup, a National Guard flyby, bubbling of bacon grease, and a telling of "The Aristocrats."

    "In the light of a golden calf. Oh god, I had to laugh."


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