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Brock remembers her parents doing what she calls "clappings" on him, which meant laying him on an incline, cupping their hands and palpitating his ...
NWAOnline.com stories < 2010
Though fat and forty, and phlegmatic of temperament, between exclamations and hand-clappings her waking existence was mostly explosive.
CHAPTER 7 2010
Cheers and hand-clappings stormed up, and she heard affectionate cries of "Oh, you, Joe!"
Chapter 4 2010
Cape Town, was greeted with ululation, Kudu horn sounds and endless clappings as he was anointed during a church service held at the ST
Mr. George produces his present, which is greeted with admiring leapings and clappings by the young family, and with a species of reverential admiration by Mr. Bagnet.
Bleak House 2007
Here my sister, after a fit of clappings and screamings, beat her hands upon her bosom and upon her knees, and threw her cap off, and pulled her hair down, — which were the last stages on her road to frenzy.
Great Expectations 2007
You don't need to know the precise number of times they clapped and the lengths of the various clappings.
Archive 2006-01-01 Ann Althouse 2006
The poem, still repeated with ritual hand-clappings around Arab campfires, begins: "They [the Christians] are coming to claim the debt for DeCou."
Whatever was fiercest and wildest in nature and boldest in art was there, and now the house went mad with its hand-clappings and table-hammerings and deep-throated
Then he paused, not remembering what was to come next; but the sentiment which he had uttered appeared to his auditors to be so good in itself and so well delivered, that they filled up a long pause with continued clappings and exclamations.
The Duke's Children 2004