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round of applause

A round of clapping, often as a show of approval or appreciation. Let's welcome our special guest with a round of applause!
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anal applause

n. the release of intestinal gas. (Jocular.) Who is responsible for this pungent anal applause?
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It is certainly a very remarkable fact, that one of the most efficient advocates of the slave population, now before the public, is a fugitive slave, in the person of FREDERICK DOUGLASS; and that the free colored population of the United States are as ably represented by one of their own number, in the per- son of CHARLES LENOX REMOND, whose eloquent appeals have extorted the highest applause of multi- tudes on both sides of the Atlantic.
A responsive titter rose among the younger spectators; checked immediately by magnanimous applause.
These two centers were the fairest shots that had been made that day; and loud was the applause which greeted this second one.
Morrel appeared and was saluted with an enthusiastic burst of applause from the crew of the Pharaon, who hailed the visit of the shipowner as a sure indication that the man whose wedding feast he thus delighted to honor would ere long be first in command of the ship; and as Dantes was universally beloved on board his vessel, the sailors put no restraint on their tumultuous joy at finding that the opinion and choice of their superiors so exactly coincided with their own.
will gain a woman some applause, but will not add one lover to her list--grace and manner, after all, are of the greatest importance.
An acute observer might, however, have detected some signs of dissent amid the applause, and gathered that the proceedings were likely to become more lively than harmonious.
body in twain, the howl of enthusiastic applause that shook the
The president, Sir Francis M , made an important communication to his colleagues, in an address that was frequently interrupted by applause.
At the same time, a great sound of applause was heard from without.
Beginning in Boston, they were continued in a Boston suburb, on the shores of Lake George, in a Western New York health resort, in Buffalo, in Nahant; once, twice, and thrice in New York, with reversions to Boston, and summer excursions to the hills and waters of New England, until it seemed that their author had at last said his say, and he voluntarily lapsed into silence with the applause of friends and enemies alike.
There was great applause when the speaker sat down.
At length the great and long-expected day -- May 15, 1673 -- arrived; and all Haarlem, swelled by her neighbours, was gathered in the beautiful tree-lined streets, determined on this occasion not to waste its applause upon military heroes, or those who had won notable victories in the field of science, but to reserve their applause for those who had overcome Nature, and had forced the inexhaustible mother to be delivered of what had theretofore been regarded as impossible, -- a completely black tulip.
When she vanished there were long rollings of applause.
men shouted in the midst of the applause, and it was apparent to Genevieve that he, too, was well beloved.
This proposal met with general applause, until an old mouse got up and said: "That is all very well, but who is to bell the Cat?