v. applaud; slap; strike together with a sharp sound, as one hard surface on another
"Fairfax will smile you a calm welcome, to be sure," said I; "and little Adele will clap her hands and jump to see you: but you know very well you are thinking of another than they, and that he is not thinking of you."
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At last, when he could clap no more, he stood up suddenly and hurried across the room to Aunt Julia whose hand he seized and held in both his hands, shaking it when words failed him or the catch in his voice proved too much for him.
My aunt, with one clap of her hands, and one look through her spectacles, immediately went into hysterics, for the first and only time in all my knowledge of her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
However, his thoughts were wholly occupied with his own subject, so much so that not until a loud clap of thunder awoke him from his reverie did he glance around him.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
Then lift her quickly on to the horse behind you; clap your spurs to his side, and gallop away as fast as you can.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm Context
The two little creatures uttered a shriek, and started up so eagerly that the network came near being displaced, but Gavroche turned his bold face to them, and took advantage of the clap of thunder to burst into a laugh.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
But as if to contradict his statement, at that instant a violent clap of thunder seemed to shake the house to its very foundation, while a sudden gust of wind, mingled with rain, extinguished the lamp he held in his hand.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas Context
The terrible secret was to be concealed till it burst, like a clap of thunder, over the head of the guilty.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context