On Tuesday, clapper himself estimated that less than 10 percent of the documents Snowden took were from the NSA.
Despite these public stumbles, Obama asked clapper to remain in his job for the second term.
At least one U.S. intelligence official says that clapper might have gotten just a bit ahead of his skis.
After a long pause, a puzzled-looking clapper said: “London?”
clapper said, as his office submitted billions of dollars in cuts to the Office of Management and Budget over the next 10 years.
One miserable man was hung to the clapper of the same bell that he had rung to call the people to arms.
Only this morning she keeps on at me wi' her questions like the clapper o' a bell.
For this purpose it was broken to pieces with its own clapper, and sent to London.
This completes the circuit again and the clapper is pulled down.
It hung directly before the helmsman's window, and it had a short rope attached to the clapper of it.
late 13c., agent noun from clap (v.). Meaning "tongue of a bell" is from late 14c. Old English had clipur. Meaning "hinged board snapped in front of a camera at the start of filming to synchronize picture and sound" is from 1940.