The Grenell flap added a stroke to that image: The Romney campaign yields to anti-gay intolerance.
Take my former boss, Mitt Romney, and the flap over a Jeep plant in Ohio.
If you brake for big ideas, the flap copy declares, this is the paperback original for you.
But look closer, and it becomes clear that the Williams flap is about far more than just race.
If you flap your arms hard enough, a pair of vast feathered wings appears to grow out from your shoulders.
He lifted the flap of his desk and kept it up with his head while he surveyed the interior.
He removed the sled and gingerly unbuttoned the flap of canvas from the doorway.
For an hour after that he sat within the door of his tepee with the flap up, watching the road.
It has been objected to this operation that the flap is apt to slough.
If the water-level falls below the lower float the flap closes.
mid-14c., flappe "a blow, slap," probably imitative of the sound of striking. Meaning "something that hangs down" is first recorded 1520s. Sense of "motion or noise like a bird's wing" is 1774; meaning "disturbance, noisy tumult" is 1916, British slang.
early 14c., "dash about, shake;" later "strike, hit;" see flap (n.). Meaning "to swing loosely" is from 1520s. Related: Flapped; flapping.
Tissue used in surgical grafting that is only partially detached from its donor site so that it continues to be nourished during transfer to the recipient site.
To become flustered; lose one's composure: I've seen him under hostile pressure before. He doesn't flap and he doesn't become a doormat (1920s+)
The term is used, by extension, for unloading any magnetic tape. See also macrotape. Modern cartridge tapes no longer actually flap, but the usage has remained.
The term could well be re-applied to DEC's TK50 cartridge tape drive, a spectacularly misengineered contraption which makes a loud flapping sound, almost like an old reel-type lawnmower, in one of its many tape-eating failure modes.