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Clapper

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A plank bridge over a stream; a ferry-gate. A roofing-board is called a clap-board.

“A little low and lonesome shed,

With a roof of clap-boards overhead.”


Alice Cary: Settlersʹ Christmas Eve.

Probably a corruption of clath-board, a covering board, from Anglo-Saxon, clath, a covering, whence our clothes.

Boards for making casks are also called “clap-boards.”

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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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