Definition of 'clapper'
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Instantly, he let go of Sam, his free hand stilling the clapper, for a bell gone awry could have disastrous consequences for its wielder. LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)Then she heard them, echoing footfalls: she knew it was Vangelis, her heart started to hammer and bang like the clapper of a crazy bell. COUP D'ETAT (2001)So he reached up to the heavy brass ornamental bell and swung the clapper. LET NOT THE DEEP (2001)
He now grasped the bell clapper and began to pull wildly, as though announcing a fire, while shouting, `All hands! STONE THE CROWS, IT'S A VACUUM-CLEANER (2001)
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