• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fly-flapper one who drives away flies with a fly-flap
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fléogan, pa.t. fleáh; Ger. fliegen.


In literature:

Many of these tails are sent to India, where they are used as fly-flappers.
"Far Off" by Favell Lee Mortimer
He had nothing in his hand but his fly-flapper.
"Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before" by George Turner
My nap was a long one, and when I awoke there watched and waited Karlee, tenderly patient, with the fly-flapper.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, December, 1866" by Various
That fellow is only fit for fly-flapper at a pork shop!
"Frank Mildmay" by Captain Frederick Marryat
They were attributes of royalty along with horse-hair fly-flappers and umbrellas.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The burly butcher, fly flapper in hand, all ready for action, could also be seen.
"The Life of a Celebrated Buccaneer" by Richard Clynton