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Definition of "clapperclaw" [clap•per•claw]

  • To fight and scratch. (verb)
  • To abuse with words; to revile; to scold. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "clapperclaw" in a sentence
  • "Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to work larboard and clapperclaw into my everyday conversation."
  • "For all these same birds did so peck, clapperclaw, and maul one another all that time, that there was the devil and all to do, and the island was in a fair way of being left without inhabitants."
  • "I see thou hast played me a scurvy trick, thou villainous fellow, cried the angry devil; at last I am fully resolved even to make an end of the business betwixt thee and myself about the ground, and these shall be the terms: we will clapperclaw each other, and whoever of us two shall first cry Hold, shall quit his share of the field, which shall wholly belong to the conqueror."
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