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After-clap

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Beware of after-claps. An after-clap is a catastrophe or threat after an affair is supposed to be over. It is very common in thunderstorms to hear a “clap” after the rain subsides, and the clouds break.

“What plaguy mischief and mishaps

Do dog him still with after-claps.”


Butler: Hudibras, Pt. i. 3.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Affect
lAffection aveugle raison (French)
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Afraid
Africa
African Sisters (The)
Afriet
Aft
After-cast
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After Meat, Mustard
After us, the Deluge
Aft-meal
Agag
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Aganicē
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