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clapping

Etymology: AS, cloeppan, to beat
(in massage) the procedure of making percussive movements on a patient's body, usually on the chest wall or back, by lowering the cupped palms alternately in a series of rapid, stimulating blows. In this procedure the movement of the hands is from the wrist. Clapping stimulates the circulation and refreshes the skin. It is often done to improve the comfort of bedridden patients, especially during administration of a bed bath. Also called percussion.

clapping

(klap'ing)
1. A technique for clearing the airway in which the therapist rhythmically strikes with his or her cupped hands the chest wall to help loosen thick secretions in the lungs. Synonym: cupping (1)
2. A similar, rhythmic striking of any body part, used in massage therapy.
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He ought to have been clapping his hands and stamping his feet on the bank, instead of which he was hard at work, a thrall to strange witchcraft, full of improving knowledge.
cried Mrs Boffin, clapping her hands, and shaking her head.
cried Mrs Boffin, again clapping her hands and shaking her head.
At this, Mrs Boffin fairly screamed with rapture, and sat beating her feet upon the floor, clapping her hands, and bobbing herself backwards and forwards, like a demented member of some Mandarin's family.
When they have given a version of one of the preceding games, I have sometimes asked 'Do you know any more clapping games to the same tune?
Leland, who is a passionate devotee of Russian history, is so glad that the "kids" (current NYCB dancers) got to hear that clapping and see the city.
Flash mobbers forward e-mail instructions for people to congregate at a designated spot at a specified time to perform a short whimsical act--such as a quick snooze or a 15-second clapping session.
3): It had been reported there might be a ban on clapping at services.
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Exercises include squeezing stress balls while alternating them between hands, marching while in a seated position, clapping, and performing biceps curls.
But there is balance: The first single, "You're the One," is the assured answer to "Let It Rain," and "Say Hallelujah" sends off the dead with the hand clapping and tambourine shaking of an old spiritual.
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