Definition of Clapperclawing
1. clapperclaw [v] - See also: clapperclaw
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Literary usage of Clapperclawing
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Essay on the Archaeology of Our Popular Phrases, and Nursery Rhymes by John Bellender Ker (1837)
"They are clapperclawing one another, I'll look on." SHAKSPEARE. " They 've always been at daggers-drawing, And one another clapperclawing." HUDIBRAS. ..."
2. Additional Memorial to the Managers of the Royal Infirmary by James Gregory (1803)
"... or clapperclawing and reviling nobody at all. Nay more, that party, individually and collective- ly, has been engaged in divers moft inveterate ..."
3. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"... but, as no one appeared willing to risk the chance of encountering a clapperclawing from the royal lion, dealt from a vantage height, he was just giving ..."
4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"... comprehend what a cat-and-dog couple they made! what strife! what clapperclawing! Oh, the fine dialogue for I ii. ian or Saint-Evremond to write, ..."
5. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1835)
"... have a shrewd suspicion that he has been abused ; and having given the unicorn a clapperclawing, is on hie way back—and long may he defend the Crown ! ..."
6. The Monthly Review by Charles William Wason (1835)
"Thi» clapperclawing was always taken in good part ;' it' ¡ appeared to 'be, in fact* a mere act of sovereignty ori the ..."
7. A History of New York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the by Washington Irving (1868)
"Then did they regard each other for a moment with the bitter aspect of two furious ram-cats on the point of a clapperclawing. Then did they throw themselves ..."