Examples from the Web for clapper
Asked whether the National Security Agency collects “any type of data at all on millions of Americans,” Clapper said, “No, sir.”
Instead, Clapper responded with an egregious falsehood, if not an outright lie.
U.S. officials say that this time around there were three factors that swayed Clapper to support the deal.
“Like others, DNI Clapper had concerns about these individuals,” said Clapper spokesman Shawn Turner.
At least one U.S. intelligence official says that Clapper might have gotten just a bit ahead of his skis.Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile|Noah Shachtman, Christopher Dickey|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The clapper of the high-school bell was swinging wilder and harder against the metal sides than ever before in its short life.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
You've made me miss my stroke; but I'll not miss you, and I'll give it to you till you muffle that clapper of yours.Sons of the Soil|Honore de Balzac
He would not cry, and this was another spur to the efforts of Mr. Clapper.The Underworld|James C. Welsh
In ringing, the bell is swung round; in tolling, it is swung merely sufficiently for the clapper to strike the side.
At this remark Dr. Pornell subsided and made some inquiries, but, of course, the clapper was not found.The Putnam Hall Encampment|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for clapper
Word Origin and History for clapper
late 13c., agent noun from clap (v.). Meaning "tongue of a bell" is from late 14c. Old English had clipur. Meaning "hinged board snapped in front of a camera at the start of filming to synchronize picture and sound" is from 1940.