Flap-eared

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Flap-eared Having broad, loose, dependent ears.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • flap-eared Having broad, loose, flapping ears.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Flap-eared (Shak.) having ears hanging like a flap
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. imit.

Usage

In literature:

For generations back her forbears had loped with flapping ears in the lead of a hunting pack.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Lollypop flopped along toward it like a boat in a swell, flapping his long ears, bridling, and pondering whether he would have it or not.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
For generations back her forbears had loped with flapping ears in the lead of a hunting pack.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
All day they flapped a tattoo with their wings and beat their sorrowful dead sounds into lovely Vera's ears.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
If he had dared he would have flapped his big ears, but that was not allowed.
"The Story of a Stuffed Elephant" by Laura Lee Hope
He cared no more for flapping canvas than for the wagging of a mule's ears.
"Horses Nine" by Sewell Ford
In the winter time I had brass toed shoes made on the place, and a cloth cap with ear flaps.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Let the child place his finger against the flap of one ear while the other is being tested.
"Civics and Health" by William H. Allen
What are you flapping your ears about for?
"Trapped by Malays" by George Manville Fenn
There were men from the trail in sweaters and mackinaws, German socks and caps with ear-flaps.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
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In poetry:

BLUE-NOSE
Many things thou askest, jackknife-bearing stranger,
Much-conjecturing mortal, pork-and-treacle-waster!
Pretermit thy whittling, wheel thine ear-flap toward me,
Thou shall hear them answered.
"De Sauty" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
I leaned to hear each lovely note through each enchanted day!
And thought no minstrelsy so fine, while all content I lay,
When to my ear, across the sky, I heard a sea-bird's scream,
And, flapping slow across the blue, I saw him flash and gleam.
"The Sea-Mew" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Woolly caps with ear flaps.
Sea lions are pinnipeds characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short, thick hair.
New Yorkers were snug in their copies of the chullo, the Peruvian and Bolivian knitted stocking cap with ear flaps and a pointed crown.
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