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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clack  \Clack\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clacked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clacking}.]  [Prob.  of  imitative  origin;  cf  F.  claquer  to 
  clap,  crack,  D.  klakken  MHG.  klac  crack,  Ir  clagaim  I  make 
  a  noise,  ring.  Cf  {Clack},  n.,  {Clatter},  {Click}.] 
  1.  To  make  a  sudden,  sharp  noise,  or  a  succesion  of  such 
  noises,  as  by  striking  an  object,  or  by  collision  of 
  parts  to  rattle;  to  click 
 
  We  heard  Mr.Hodson's  whip  clacking  on  the  ahoulders 
  of  the  poor  little  wretches.  --Thackeray. 




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