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after-clap
[.] 'AFTER-CLAP, n. An unexpected, subsequent event; something happening after an affair is supposed to be at an end.

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clap
[.] CLAP, v.t. [.] 1. To strike with a quick motion, so as to make a noise by the collision; to strike with something broad, or having a flat surface; as, to clap the hands; to clap the wings. [.] 2. To thrust or drive together; to shut hastily; followed by to; as, ...

10205

clap-board
[.] CLAP-BOARD, n. A thin narrow board for covering houses. In England, according to Bailey, a clapboard is also what in America is called a stave for casks.

10206

clap-dish
[.] CLAP-DISH, n. A wooden bowl or dish.

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clap-doctor
[.] CLAP-DOCTOR, n. One who is skilled in healing the clap.

10208

clap-net
[.] CLAP-NET, n. A net for taking larks, united with a looking glass.

10209

clapped
[.] CLAPPED, pp. Thrust or put on or together; applauded by striking the hands together; infected with the venereal disease.

10210

clapper
[.] CLAPPER, n. [.] 1. A person who claps, or applauds by clapping. [.] 2. That which strikes, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill-hopper.

10211

clapper-claw
[.] CLAPPER-CLAW, v.t. [slap and claw.] To scold; to abuse with the tongue; to revile.

10212

clapping
[.] CLAPPING, ppr. Driving or putting on, in, over, or under, by a sudden motion; striking the hands together.

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shoulder-clapper
[.] SHOULDER-CLAPPER, n. [shoulder and clap.] One that claps another on the shoulder, or that uses great familiarity. [Not in use.]

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thunder-clap
[.] THUN'DER-CLAP, n. [thunder and clap.] A burst of thunder; sudden report of an explosion of electricity. [.] [.] When suddenly the thunder-clap was heard.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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shall

SHALL,

1. Shall is primarily in the present, and in our mother tongue was followed by a verb in the infinitive, like other verbs. "Ic sceal fram the beon gefullod." I have need to be baptized of thee. "Ic nu sceal singan sar-cwidas." I must now sing mornful songs.

We still use shall and should before another verb in the infinitive, without the sign to; but significance of shall is considerably deflected from its primitive sense. It is now treated as a mere auxiliary to other verbs, serving to form some of the tenses. In the present tense, shall, before a verb in the infinitive, forms the future tense; but its force and effect are different with different persons or personal pronouns. Thus in the first person, shall simply foretells or declares what will take place; as, I or we shall ride to town on Monday. This declaration simply informs another of a fact that is to take place. The sense of shall here is changed from an expression of need or duty, to that of previous statement or information, grounded on intention or resolution. When uttered with emphasis, "I shall go," it expresses firm determination, but not a promise.

2. In the second and third persons, shall implies a promise, command or determination. "You shall receive your wages," "he shall receive his wages," imply that you or he ought to receive them; but usage gives these phrases the force of a promise in the person uttering them.

When shall is uttered with emphasis in such phrases, it expresses determination in the speaker, and implies an authority to enforce the act. "Do you refuse to go? Does he refuse to go? But you or he shall go."

3. Shall I go, shall he go, interrogatively, asks, for permission or direction. But shall you go, asks for information of another's intention.

4. But after another verb, shall, in the third person, simply foretells. He says that he shall leave town to-morrow. So also in the second person; you say that you shall ride to-morrow.

5. After if, and some verbs which expresscondition or supposition, shall, in all the persons, simply foretells; as,

If I shall say, or we shall say,

Thou shalt say, ye or you shall say,

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