Origin of riprap
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Pitchfork called him a “a rap-obsessed misfit from a summer camp who freestyles poorly” who is “ridiculous without knowing it.”The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The last band I was in was kind of a Sonic Youth rip-off band, and I thought that that was my calling.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Instead of decorating every face on the street, Google Glass hit a contrarian rip tide.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
And there are those who still have misgivings about exactly what “Christian rap” means.Down With the King: Christianity Isn’t Hiding in Rap’s Closet|Stereo Williams|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.Confidence|Henry James
They ain't got such a rip-roarin' start of us—an' I'm the boy can foller that track from hell t' breakfast an' back again.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.
He gave to every syllable the value of a rap and certain words he terminated with an audible snap of his teeth.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie