A growing sense that Romney is stiffing the print press may be fueling the flaps that came to define his trip.
The only Lena I know of is Lena Horne, a wonderful performer, who is not involved in any flaps, and who is also dead.
The Airbus was as “fly-by-wire” plane, which means that the flaps on the wings are commanded by wires rather than manual tubes.
The reins were connected with these blinkers, so that the flaps might be raised or allowed to close at the rider's pleasure.
And with a deep bow, even to the flaps of his saddle, he rode past her.
While the scratching and feeding are going on, all of a sudden the hen utters a loud shriek, and flaps her wings.
He was holding apart the flaps of his cassock like the tails of a coat.
The full-skirted coat had great pockets and flaps, as had the long waistcoat that reached well over the hips.
A half dozen flaps carried him abreast of the floating board.
And the Pinto seemed to unchain himself, as a hawk when he sails no more, but flaps for higher speed.
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+)