• WordNet 3.6
    • n flaps a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
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  • William Jennings Bryan
    William Jennings Bryan
    “I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.”


In literature:

The hens had no corn, and Flaps got no eggs, and the prospect of either home or food seemed very remote.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
The Peacock's cousin stamped on the ground and flapped his wings with rage.
"The Curious Book of Birds" by Abbie Farwell Brown
Jan's right ear hung in two separate flaps.
"Jan" by A. J. Dawson
I picked up my towel and soap and loosened the flap once again.
"Combed Out" by Fritz August Voigt
Then you wake with wet canvas flapping about you.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
I could never repress a shiver when I saw it flapping along.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
He comes late in the day to his shop, lets down one of the covering flaps, and takes his seat by the step inside it.
"Morocco" by S.L. Bensusan
The bird came down flapping its wings; its legs stuck out stiffly.
"The Skipper and the Skipped" by Holman Day
He flapped his big wings and flew up on the fence.
"Bunny Rabbit's Diary" by Mary Frances Blaisdell
She looked down upon the ledge, and then she looked below it to the water, which was idly flapping against the side of the vessel.
"Kate Bonnet" by Frank R. Stockton

In poetry:

Soon shall Richmond's tough old hide
Find a tough old tanner!
Soon from every rebel wall
Shall the rag of treason fall,
Till our banner flaps o'er all
As it crowns Savannah!
"Sherman’s In Savannah" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
His two ragged gals
In the gulch were at play,
And a gownd that was Sal's
Kinder flapped on a bay:
Not much for a man to be leavin', but his all,--as I've heer'd the
folks say.
"Dow's Flat" by Francis Bret Harte
Speak, O bard! point this day, leaving all the rest, to us over all—
and yet we know not why;
For what are we, mere strips of cloth, profiting nothing,
Only flapping in the wind?
"Sing Of The Banner At Day-Break" by Walt Whitman
Ah, not for me is the vessel here!
Noiseless and fast as a sea-bird's, flight,
She swerves and vanishes from my sight;
No flap of sail, no parting cheer,--
She has passed into the light.
"In The Mist" by Susan Coolidge
With the mere outspread before it;
Whitest swans upon its tide,
That in mystic beauty glide;
And the wild fowl flapping o'er it,
To the reeds that broadly shore it,
Spear-like, on the sunny side.
"Wytham Woods" by Walter Richard Cassels
But hush! 'Twas the flap of the raven's dark pinions
That sounded in woe on the breeze as it passed;
There cometh a hum, as of distance-veiled battle,
From out the deep throat of the quivering blast;
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken

In news:

Selinger far from keen to step into Katz flap.
The evidence for the spots is indirect, because no one has yet unearthed a fossilized flap of saber- tooth skin.
The latest campaign-trail flap aside, Americans are not undertaxed .
Oropharyngeal reconstruction using a myomucosal uvular transposition flap following transoral resection of oropharyngeal carcinoma.
The flap featuring Rush Limbaugh, Media Matters, and MoveOn.org illustrates the importance not only of keeping facts straight but also of lining up symmetrical perspectives.
Romney flap shows realities of the digital media era.
It seems a truce has been reached in the flap over serving bottled water at the presidential inauguration.
While frigid winds still blow here and there, technology has managed to mitigate other annoyances, from flapping lift tickets to icy sidewalks.
Photo ID flap is 'much ado '.
Restaurant manager quits after Facebook flap.
A skin flap or graft that won't heal.
Jim Moran's son claims stupidity on video flap.
Both Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles and Denver quarterback Peyton Manning reacted to the flap caused when Charles got Manning's autograph Sunday following the Broncos' win over the Chiefs in Kansas City.
The flap over the public display of a religious Christmas banner continues in Pitman.
China passports inspire territorial flap in Asia.

In science:

On the pitch is affected by other inputs: the position of thrust lever ݔଶ (t), the angular position of the flaps ݔଷሺݐሻ and angular position of the stabilizer ݔସ (t).
Suppression of random noise by the separation of frequencies
Transition from ciliary to flapping mode in a swimming mollusc: Flapping flight as a bifurcation in Reω . J.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
With a transit time through the boundary layer of about two minutes we arrive at a thickness of 12000 km. In the case that the magnetopause is flapping back and forth during the two minutes, this thickness is overestimated.
T.I.P.O. (Tesla Interferometric Planetary Observer)