Clapboard in a sentence

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Definition of Clapboard

  • A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses.
  • A stave for a cask.
  • To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house.
  • a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
  • cover with clapboards

How to use clapboard in a sentence. Clapboard pronunciation.

He was actually going somewhere at last; whatever happened, morning would not find him propped frozen stiff against the scarred and mangy clapboards of the South Harniss station.
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The big house where they lived was old, solid, picturesque the lower part built of logs, the upper of rough clapboards, with vines growing up the outside stone chimneys.
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Mrs. John is not only fully reconciled to stone walls, but she is decidedly unreconciled to any other,-that is, for the first story; the second story is to be of wood, the walls shingled or slated instead of being covered with clapboards, in the orthodox fashion.
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All of this before the final overcoat of clapboards, or whatever it may be.
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I send you some sketches suggesting what may be done in this department by a careful design in the use of wide boards and narrow boards, clapboards and battens; boards horizontal, vertical, and cornerwise,-any and all are legitimate, and it may be well to use them all on one building.
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The masons are scarcely noticed before the foundation-walls are laid; the walls shoot up in a single day; the roof spreads its saving shelter as easily as though it were a huge umbrella; the windows open their eyes in new-born wonder; the chimneys breathe the blue breath of home life out into the world; the painter touches the clapboards with his magic wand; and, with one accord, all men cry out, and especially all women, "Wal, I do declare!
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Lying close by the wall of the little cabin, she thought she heard once or twice something scrape slowly against the clapboards, like the scraping of branches.
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He leaned far back and looked up at the clapboards.
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He had taken down the clapboards that closed the windows, and always had I so far seen a light in the house.
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A village of sheet iron huts and clapboard sheds sprang up in the sand, and in these wigwams fashion made display; richly-dressed ladies played on costly pianos, London swells in evening dress and patent-leather boots were abundant, and this fine society drank champagne, and in other ways conducted itself in this capital of humble sheds as it had been accustomed to do in the aristocratic quarters of the metropolis of the world.
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Marshall and Wimmer's family of wife and half a dozen children were there, guarding their supposed treasure; living in a house made of clapboards.
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When they had pitched upon a site for the fort, every man set to work, some to build the fort, others to pitch the tents, fell trees and make clapboards to reload the ships, others to make gardens and nets.
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Smith at once set the whole colony to work, some to make glass, tar, pitch, and soap-ashes, and others he conducted five miles down the river to learn to fell trees and make clapboards.
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At length Newport's ship was loaded with clapboards, pitch, tar, glass, frankincense (?) and soapashes, and despatched to England.
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Why, I see her now in the open door, Where the little gourds grew up the sides and o'er The clapboard roof-!
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Tents were everywhere; adobe shacks were in all stages of construction; rough clapboard houses were going up.
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The house itself was of clapboards painted white, and stood four square; its small-paned windows, flanked with green shutters, blinking toward the west.
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I want you to ask your father if he thinks that a good plan; if he knows of any ill effect, as, for instance, there being a smell of tar about the house, or the tar's running down between the clapboards.
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The latter had a sheathing of weather-worn clapboards.
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I was standing in the cabin door looking at the rain drops fall off the house and make little bubbles in the drip, and listening to the pattering on the clapboard roof, when happening to look up, not fifty yards off, I discovered a regiment of Yankee cavalry approaching.
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Examples of Clapboard

Example #1
Its passenger, his chilly feet and legs tightly wrapped in the robes, drew a breath of relief between his chattering teeth.
Example #2
The buggy moved away from the platform.
Example #3
There were many wooden-shuttered windows, and one pretentious window of glass proudly curtained in white.
Example #4
For Collier Brandt, the father of all this numerous progeny, was a Mormon with four wives.
Example #5
She is delighted with the notion that her "Baltimore belles" and the like can clamber against the house without being torn away every two or three years for paint.
Example #6
The pictures, the arguments, and especially the illustrious examples, brought down the house, or rather brought it up.