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 Meanings and Examples of FLAP
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
flap
 n.  flat, usually thin piece attached at only one side; act of waving or fluttering; blow given with something flat; slap
Classic Sentence: (63 in 5 pages)
1  On the other letter he read Gus Trenor's name; and the flap of the envelope was still ungummed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
2  She wanted to laugh at the gratified importance in Raymie's half-shut eyes; she wanted to weep over the meek ambitiousness which clouded like an aura his pale face, flap ears, and sandy pompadour.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  His coat was wrinkled; his trousers would flap at the knees when he arose.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  From hand to hand, the buckets went in the deepest silence, only broken by the occasional flap of a sail, and the steady hum of the unceasingly advancing keel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. Hark!
5  Misfortune seemed to settle like an evil bird on the roof of the log house, and to flap its wings there, warning human beings away.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: VIII
6  The flap of his cartridge box bobbed wildly, and his canteen, by its slender cord, swung out behind.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  As the flap of the blue jacket fell away from the body, he could see that the side looked as if it had been chewed by wolves.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
8  He would perch on a stump, flap his black wings, and talk by the hour to anyone who would listen.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IX
9  Giles slit the flap of an apparently business document.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
10  I took up the envelope and saw scrawled in red ink upon the inner flap, just above the gum, the letter K three times repeated.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
11  He didn't hear me call, nor see me flap my parasol in front, and there we were, quite helpless, rattling away, and whirling around corners at a breakneck pace.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
12  A dusky tumult would flap its wings from one house to another.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
13  Between those fingers the flap of skin connecting them reached up almost as far as the top joint of the little finger.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Six K.'s uncle - Leni
14  She flapped the reins and urged the horse forward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
15  Then Cathleen flapped the bridle reins sharply and the old mule moved off.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Example Sentence: (17 in 2 pages)
1  Although I moistened it, the flap doesn't stick to the envelope.
2  Jest with an ass and he will flap you in the face with his tail.
3  The officer undid the flap of his holster and drew his gun.
4  I got into a real flap when I lost my keys.
5  Reacher lifted the envelope's flap and slid the two photographs out, facedown.
6  The bird flapped its wings and flew away.
7  The bird flapped its wings furiously.
8  A small bird flapped its wings furiously and flew upwards.
9  He flapped the flies away with a fan.
10  Grey sheets flapped on the clothes line.
11  Koryon flapped forward, dropping slightly to gain velocity from the dive.
12  The flag was flapping about in the light wind.
13  The curtains were flapping at the open window.
14  He came down the steps with his jacket flapping and his cheeks still ruddy from the scraping of the razor.
15  The red flag flaps in the wind.