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The pocket shape “dramatically improves the clap by trapping more air and creating a stronger jet.”
Researchers thought the wing clap likely formed a pocket of air that shoots out like a jet.
Previous research had suggested that a butterfly’s overhead wing clap forces the insect forward.
Researchers thought they knew how the clap worked, he notes.
He once joked to The Washington Post that it was “a little bit like saying you have the clap.”Hugh Newell Jacobsen, award-winning modernist architect, dies at 91|Kathy Orton|March 4, 2021|Washington Post
Which is why you should: “Clap along, if you feel like a room without a roof.”
The music drifted through the rain and the woman started to clap her hands and dance.The Stacks: How Leonard Chess Helped Make Muddy Waters|Alex Belth|August 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like, clap-my-hands-together-in-schoolgirl-like-glee over the moon to see it.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one applauded–rare on a night when hands tend to clap after every cough and sneeze.
Everyone stood up to clap in his honor, including Mao himself.
"We have a grandfather in Greenfield," spoke up the youngest child before his sister could clap her hand over his mouth.The Box-Car Children|Gertrude Chandler Warner
But ten thousand saw Musa's hand clap to hilt, and Iftikhar's lance half fall to rest.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
Viscount Melbourne expressed himself to the effect that the Earl of Ripon's motion came like a thunder-clap upon him.
You had a very fair clap-trap against us, as we happened to be master manufacturers, in saying that we wanted to reduce wages.
You can't clap a new head on to old shoulders without upsetting circulation and equilibrium.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2|Ian Hamilton