Before the night shut down she was seen with sails idly flapping as she gently rolled on the undulating swell of the sea, "As idle as a painted ship upon a painted ocean."
Feathers flew as Toshty wildly flapped his wings like a bird possessed by some wild spirit. “
The coyote skulks among the scrub, the buzzard flaps heavily through the air, and the clumsy grizzly bear lumbers through the dark ravines, and picks up such sustenance as it can amongst the rocks.
I did not see him; but I saw a bat rise from Renfield's window, and flap westward.
They wheeled flapping weakly.
I cannot easily forget how one evening in a Yorkshire hotel a storm of raps, sounding very much as if someone were cracking their fingers and thumb, broke out around his head, and how with his coffee-cup in one hand he flapped vigorously with the other to warn off his inopportune visitors.
The shirt-sleeve planted a shrewd blow in Hall's face that stopped his open-armed advance, and sent him backward into old Toothsome the sexton, and in another moment the garment was lifted up and became convulsed and vacantly flapping about the arms, even as a shirt that is being thrust over a man's head.
How Jo laughed, with tears in her eyes, as she declared she might as well be a peacock and done with it, and how the 'Spread Eagle' might be said to flap his wings triumphantly over the House of March, as the paper passed from hand to hand.
On the ledge of rock above this strange couple there stood three solemn buzzards, who, at the sight of the new comers uttered raucous screams of disappointment and flapped sullenly away.
And thus, as has been said, though the damp curtains of their bonnets flapped smartly into their faces, and their wrappers clung about them to wearisomeness, they lived all this afternoon in memories of green, sunny, romantic Talbothays.
A torn curtain of red twill hung in the doorway of the hut, and flapped sadly in our faces.
We set out down the Tverskaya, the banners flapping overhead.
(He rushes against the mauve shade, flapping noisily.)
Modern cartridge tapes no longer actually flap, but the usage has remained.
Behind, Brixham way, the red sails of the fishing boats flapped lazily in an idle breeze.
He spoke somewords, whereupon immediately a young man with a flap came up to myside, and flapped me gently on the right ear; but I made signs, aswell as I could, that I had no occasion for such an instrument;which, as I afterwards found, gave his majesty, and the wholecourt, a very mean opinion of my understanding.
The little steamer was already flapping her way eastward of the big crescent of shipping, and the low Essex coast was growing blue and hazy, when a Martian appeared, small and faint in the remote distance, advancing along the muddy coast from the direction of Foulness.
He flapped his hand disparagingly at the boys. "
They all dismounted, flapping their gills comically as they sloshed into the water ("Goddamn," breathed the gweilo).
Over it flaunted a Union Jack, flapping cheerfully in the morning breeze.
cried Laurie, delighted with a poke in the face from a tiny fist, flapping aimlessly about.