The taxi trundles away from the train station passing rows of gray houses with clapboard shutters into the French countryside.
The Virginians dropped all thought of sassafras and clapboard.
Under a sign, "Hotel," he entered a door in a clapboard house.
There he built a log cabin covered with a clapboard roof and the chimney was built on the outside of the primitive dwelling.
He had men getting cedar, walnut and clapboard for buildings.
So David finished the clapboard, and then he got up on his feet, and the foreman took him and lifted him down to the ground.
It was a clapboard structure covered with a reed roof, and eighteen by thirty feet in size.
It was a lost fragment of clapboard about four feet long, and with no house to it.
Their first home in this section was a log cabin with a slab floor and a clapboard roof.
And he painted a clapboard for that other painter, but a great drop of the paint got on the leg of his overalls.
1520s, partial translation of Middle Dutch klapholt (borrowed into English late 14c. as clapholt), from klappen "to fit" + Low German holt "wood, board" (see holt). Cf. German Klappholz. Originally small boards of split oak, imported from northern Germany and cut by coopers to make barrel staves; the meaning "long, thin board used for roofing or to cover the exterior of wooden buildings" is from 1640s, American English.