To flap in the mouth
Flap Flap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flapping}.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. D. flappen, E. flap, n., flop, flippant, fillip.] 1. To beat with a flap; to strike. [1913 Webster]

Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat. [1913 Webster]

{To flap in the mouth}, to taunt. [Obs.] --W. Cartwright. [1913 Webster]


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