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He stopped a moment, tapping the frame with his fingers to shake off the dust.

She did not say any more, and he sat at the table, tapping on it with a pencil.

I was tapping away at the door of his recollections, camera all ready.

Then tapping the breast-pocket of his jacket: “And yet I am the force,” he went on.

I let her in upon her tapping, and asking (half out of breath too) for admittance.

She then closed her window, and ten minutes later Caroline was tapping at the door.

He walked carelessly along the wall, tapping it idly here and there.

"My dear Watson," said Holmes, tapping the dottel of his pipe into his hand.

"It is here," he replied, tapping the box with his gloved hand.

"Let us attend to this, your lordship," said Speke, tapping the map.

WORD ORIGIN

"strike lightly," c.1200, from Old French taper "tap, rap, strike," from a Gallo-Romance or Germanic source ultimately imitative of the sound of rapping. Meaning "to designate for some duty or for membership" is recorded from 1952, from notion of a tap on the shoulder. Related: Tapped; tapping.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TAPPING

tattoo

nouncontinuous drumming

tattoos

nouncontinuous drumming
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