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Clap-trap

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Something introduced to win applause; something really worthless, but sure to take with the groundlings. A trap to catch applause.

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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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