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 for flapping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flap \Flap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flapping.] [Prob. of imitative origin; cf. D. flappen, E.
     flap, n., flop, flippant, fillip.]
     1. To beat with a flap; to strike.
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              Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings. --Pope.
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     2. To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the
        wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.
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     To flap in the mouth, to taunt. [Obs.] --W. Cartwright.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flapping
      n 1: the motion made by flapping up and down [syn: flap,
           flapping, flutter, fluttering]

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