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[ flaps ]


, (used with a singular verb)
  1. swelling of the lips of a horse.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of flaps1

flap (noun) + -s 3

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Example Sentences

The only Lena I know of is Lena Horne, a wonderful performer, who is not involved in any flaps, and who is also dead.

Otherwise they have to go elsewhere for tissue flaps and movement of large chunks of dissected flesh from here to there.

A growing sense that Romney is stiffing the print press may be fueling the flaps that came to define his trip.

With uneven hems and strange flaps flopping about, it all had the vague feeling of savagery.

Exhausting the material printed on the back flaps, the interviewer opens the questions to the audience.

Something light flaps on the floor of the next cell, and the quick, short step has passed me by.

Jim fastened the flaps on the outside and went back to the camp-fire, where Talpers was storming up and down like a madman.

He is an old, grizzled man dressed in dungaree pants, a sweater, and a woolen cap with ear flaps.

So he kissed her; and when the flaps of the tent had closed behind her and her maids, he called Hossein.

He was buckling fast Trenchefer when the flaps of the next tent parted, and forth came a figure—his wife.


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