Thursday, May 13, 2010
afterclap noun [AF-ter-klap] An unexpected, often unpleasant sequel to a matter that had been considered closed.
Definitions for afterclap
- An unexpected, often unpleasant sequel to a matter that had been considered closed.
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Citations for afterclap
The afterclap of the rebellion struck down Abraham Lincoln. The first peal from the clouds of checked dictatorship, that had been flashing less vividly, and rumbling less loudly and at longer intervals for weeks,—like the chain lightning, and the ripping, tearing, striking thunder—laid low James Abram Garfield.
Many Norwegian fishermen who then voted for the present system of limited prohibition are now bewailing its afterclap in the depression of their industry.