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Geddie leaped high and caught the roll with a sounding "thwack."

His wife, taken aback, started up and gave him a thwack on the back.

She struck one plank a thwack with the small axe she carried in her hand.

Then, above the murmur from the temple, he heard a sound in the corridor—a thwack.

Jock's hand came down with a thwack on the papers before him.

He was stronger than the prince, otherwise there wouldn't have been a table to thwack.

Meanwhile, Ben sweeps on like the wind, hearkening even in his haste for the welcome "thwack, thwack" of his father's axe.

Tch, ye baggage, dinna tell me what I ken, chance I fetch ye a thwack wi th poss-stick!

Suddenly something shot out into the air from above, falling with a ‘thwack’ against the face of the cliff.

Blow upon blow, thwack upon thwack—they fought hand to hand until black rock and bulrush were all gone.

WORD ORIGIN

"to hit hard with a stick," 1520s, of echoic origin. Related: Thwacked; thwacking. The noun is recorded from 1580s.

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