snapping (part of speech: adjective)
- It was drowned at the end by hand- clapping all around the table. - "Aurora the Magnificent", Gertrude Hall.
- " Here he is," said the old gentleman, clapping Will on the shoulder, " here he is, Master Dick, my nevvy, and as stout and strong a lad of his years as there is in these parts. - "Menhardoc", George Manville Fenn.
- I knew it would be so, he exclaimed, clapping his right hand down on his hat, which he held in his left; our ship's got ill- lack in her sails, depend on that. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.