The magazine writers were "tearing off copy," the painters were simply "slapping it down."
Ninian exclaimed, leaning over the table and slapping Gilbert on the cheek.
“Sure,” he cried delightedly, slapping his thigh in his exuberance.
"Done, for a hundred—I say done," said Mark, slapping him familiarly on the shoulder.
"I vote for the chestnuts," said Baby, slapping her boot ...