Definition of Clacking:
She was turning over in her mind her plans for his getting a good education, as she sat spinning beside the fireplace in the kitchen one evening, when her husband said suddenly: " I wish to goodness you'd put that clacking thing away- have done with it now!"- "The Pioneers", Katharine Susannah Prichard.
- "My Brilliant Career", Miles Franklin.
I am sure the cocks and hens had a sad time of it; for Betty drove them all into an empty barn, and kept them fastened up in the dark for several days, with very little effect as regarded their crowing and clacking.- "Cousin Phillis", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.