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He was in the midst of his reflections when there came a rap at his door, which the next moment was flung open.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
"All they can rap and run for" is the more frequent colloquial version of this quaint phrase.
He gave to every syllable the value of a rap and certain words he terminated with an audible snap of his teeth.
DOPESAX ROHMER
Another rap, louder and more importunate, echoed through the large room.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
Old Adam wanted two thousand dollars, they say, if he could only get them; but he could not, not a rap.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
Harry waited until the man had closed the door after one of his visits, and then marching boldly up he gave a short rap.
The door of the room containing the king was locked, and Jessie had to rap upon it more than once before it was opened.
Still Bruno would have rushed to his fate if Lawrence had not struck him a sharp rap over the nose with the burning brand.
The Corporation would virtuously disown him and leave him to face a ten-year rap in Penal Colony.
INSIDEKICKJESSE FRANKLIN BONE
Then he remembered that sometimes his mother would rap the kettle with the porridge stick, if it became too full.

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