Wingnuts were flapping their wings when far-left liberals got all misty-eyed talking about “Uncle Joe” Stalin.
A great bird rose screaming from a tangle of vines; its heavy, flapping wings flashed red against the pale trees.
Then flapping his great wings over it, he made the fire blaze and blaze.
She paused for a moment, for Mr. Pindar was waving his arms and flapping his cloak in fervid assent.
He clung there, flapping his wings and screeching at the top of his voice.
Slowly it rolled along behind the shadow of the dark, flapping pall.
flapping his stumpy wings he cried incessantly, "I'll fly, by God, I'll fly!"
It was difficult to hear anything else distinctly for the noise made by the flapping of the tent and the creaking of its supports.
And Gertie gathered her flapping gossamer about her and scurried for the house.
Suddenly there was a flapping of wings, and the white grouse perched on the dragon's head and said: "Can I be of any assistance?"
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+)