CLAP


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AcronymDefinition
CLAPCARD (Capased Activation and Recruitment Domain)-Like Apoptotic Protein
CLAPCleft Lip and Palate (physical deformity)
CLAPChildhood Lead Action Project
CLAPComité de Liaison des Acteurs de la Promotion (French public service organization consortium)
CLAPContact Laser Ablation of the Prostate
CLAPC++ Library Actor Programming
CLAPClear, loud, As an order, with Pauses
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If you'll come up one by one, unarmed, I'll engage to clap you all in irons and take you home to a fair trial in England.
I think most men would have done as I did, at so heavy and so sudden a clap of thunder, and so very near too," said Charles, striving to conceal the uneasiness he felt.
you ran from another clap," said Julia, laughing till her dark eyes flashed with pleasure, and shaking her head until her glossy hair fell in ringlets over her shoulders; "you will never make a hero, Charles.
My Lady looked much pleased, and tried to clap her hands: but you might as well have knocked two feather-beds together, for any noise it made.
I had to keep guessing at the channel; I had to discern, mostly by inspiration, the signs of hidden banks; I watched for sunken stones; I was learning to clap my teeth smartly before my heart flew out, when I shaved by a fluke some infernal sly old snag that would have ripped the life out of the tin-pot steamboat and drowned all the pilgrims; I had to keep a look-out for the signs of dead wood we could cut up in the night for next day's steaming.
I dismounted, however, and having fastened my own animal to the nearest tree, first picked up his hat, intending to clap it on his head; but either he considered his head unfit for a hat, or the hat, in its present condition, unfit for his head; for shrinking away the one, he took the other from my hand, and scornfully cast it aside.
He ignored my sarcasm, saying, "Suppose I clap the hatch on, now?
Pollyanna began to clap her hands; but even as she brought her small palms together the first time, she stopped, and held them suspended.
A sudden clap of thunder is heard, and as peal follows peal, Oedipus is aware that his hour is come and bids Antigone summon Theseus.
cried Mrs Boflin, taking him up short at this point, with another hearty clap of her hands.
Arabian Night, certainly,' thought Mr Swiveller; 'they always clap their hands instead of ringing the bell.
Of the wild ones, some place their honey in hollow trees, others hide it in holes in the ground, which they cover so carefully, that though they are commonly in the highway, they are seldom found, unless by the moroc's help, which, when he has discovered any honey, repairs immediately to the road side, and when he sees a traveller, sings, and claps his wings, making many motions to invite him to follow him, and when he perceives him coming, flies before him from tree to tree, till he comes to the place where the bees have stored their treasure, and then begins to sing melodiously.