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clop

[klop] /klɒp/
noun
1.
a sound made by or as if by a horse's hoof striking the ground.
verb (used without object), clopped, clopping.
2.
to make or move with such a sound.
Origin of clop
1895-1900
1895-1900; imitative
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  • "Hasta la eternidad," it began, and the phrase ran through Raul's mind as the horses trotted, clopping over firm ground.

    When the Owl Cries Paul Bartlett
  • They lurched to the highroad and awoke from their sun-soaked drowse at the sound of the clopping hoofs.

    Main Street Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for clopping

clop

/klɒp/
verb clops, clopping, clopped
1.
(intransitive) to make or move along with a sound as of a horse's hooves striking the ground
noun
2.
a sound of this nature
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for clopping

clop

v.

1901, echoic of the sound of boots or hoofs on the ground. Related: Clopped; clopping.

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