yap away


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v yap away talk incessantly and tiresomely
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In literature:

She's in the next room whippin' Joan for runnin' away, and never a yap out of the kid!
"The Seventh Man" by Max Brand
But again that tantilizing 'Yap yurrr' was heard a few feet away, and the meaning of it all dawned on me.
"Wild Animals I Have Known" by Ernest Thompson Seton
Gone; the yapping and barking, the bugle-tootling fade away in the distance; and the trees and wind converse once more.
"Laurus Nobilis" by Vernon Lee
Then from the huntsmen and horses there arose a thrilling shout, and a yapping from the pack as they streamed away after the 'Fox.
"Baby Jane's Mission" by Reginald Parnell

In poetry:

Me yap's a dud. No matter 'ow I try,
Me conversation ain't the dinkum brand.
I'm 'opin' that she don't bust out an' cry:
It makes me nervis. But I understand.
Over an' over I can 'ear 'er say,
"An' Spadgers less than fifty mile away!"
"A Woman's Way" by C J Dennis