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- noun Plural form of
- verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of
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Brown of back and greenish-white under surface; noisy, too, for it "yaps" as a terrier whensoever intruders approach the island during the brooding season; and its puff-ball chicken, crouching in dim recesses, takes the bluish-grey hue of the rock.
He found the father the exact antithesis of the daughter: a nervous, fretful, irritable individual (gout had him by the heels at the time), who was as full of "yaps" and snarls as any Irish terrier, and as peevish and fussy as a fault-finding old woman.
Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew 1885
He imagined, in his feverishness, that he heard faint "yaps" every now and then; and he almost expected to see everybody lay down knife and fork.
Five Little Peppers at School Margaret Sidney 1884
He dreamed also, if one may judge by the sounds that came from his cage at night, complaining, whining, almost barking like the "yaps" of a young puppy, and many sorts of indescribable noises.
In Nesting Time Olive Thorne Miller 1874
"yaps" and snarls as any Irish terrier, and as peevish and fussy as a fault-finding old woman.
Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces Thomas W. Hanshew 1885
I think he should keep his yaps shut and go back to the farm.
If we're confident in ourselves and our position that we need not, should not and, ultimately, cannot interfere (because Iran is a sovereign state and the peoples 'freedom is theirs to win and thereby to own), we can keep our yaps shut.
Everyone and their brother yaps about it constantly, as if it is not something any common idiot, person, or goat can also do.
Roseanne Archy Roseanne Barr 2011
Well, I am being cruel, primarily because I want my friends to keep their yaps shut and stop trying to help.
Yes, the Knee Hurts. So Does the Advice Joe Queenan 2011
Unless you or some other neocon robot talking-point parrot has worked out a way to efficiently, efficaciously (and within a reasonable budget) oust 20 million people from this country without committing crimes against humanity, then you're probably better off keeping your bigotted yaps shut while the adults handle it.
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