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clapperclaw

verb clap·per·claw \ˈkla-pər-ˌkl\

Definition of CLAPPERCLAW

transitive verb
1
dial English :  to claw with the nails
2
dial English :  scold, revile

Origin of CLAPPERCLAW

perhaps from clapper + claw (verb)
First Known Use: 1590

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