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 with her horsewhip.
"There's news for you, Charley," said Power, slapping me on the shoulder.
“Ordered home,” said the skipper, slapping the message on the counter.
“Yes, sir,” they answered in one voice, slapping their pockets.
I inquired, as he kept puffing and slapping on with unwearied constancy.
Then he rose and, slapping his soggy hat on his head, walked out of the place.