lap against (something)

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lap against (something)

Of water, to break, beat, or splash gently against something, as due to a current or tide. I love sleeping out on my uncle's boat at night, with the waves lapping against the hull.
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lap (up) against something

[for waves] to splash gently against something. The waves lapped up against the shore softly. The waves lapped against the side of the boat all night long, and I couldn't sleep.
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References in classic literature ?
Once a ripple came to land In the golden sunset burning-- Lapped against a maiden's hand, By the ford returning.
The waves of air of the proper length, propagated in accordance with correct mathematical formulas, flowed around all the inanimate things in the room, lapped against Mrs Verloc's head as if it had been a head of stone.
I stood on the rocks Looking out across the waves The horizon a red glow Slowly fading, sinking into the sea Moonlight streaked across the sky In a silvery glow, reflecting in the surf As it lapped against the shore A warm breeze swept over me As I turned to look into your eyes Sparkling like sapphires in the moonlight Waves crashed against rocks along the beach Sounding like thunder Echoing the pounding of my heart Standing next to you Seeing in your eyes the love You hold in your heart for me Two people reflecting in the love They have for each other Walking back along the beach Hand in hand Yet I was all alone Holding onto the memory Of a love once by my side Tears running down my cheek With everlasting emotions Of the love we had shared together C ALEXANDER
Darts team played on as water lapped feet AS torrential flood water lapped against the bar of the Railway Hotel at Ely, patrons took off their shoes and socks, rolled up their trousers and went on....
But in centuries gone by that area was once covered by the Irish Sea which lapped against the rocks at the base of Harlech Castle.
THE Adriatic gently lapped against my li-lo and the sun was toasting my torso as I sipped a vodka and tonic.
He won the Derby the following year but did not reveal whether his success was down to reading that book as the waves lapped against the desert shore; it doubtless was.
But as waves lapped against gleaming hulls and Clarkson enjoyed the weather and the company...
The calm water gently lapped against the coastline, while bird song and the occasional frog could be heard.
Running along the soft white sands of the island as waves lapped against rocks on the last evening of my trip, I decided I would have to return to this fascinating piece of paradise.
Water lapped against my ankles as I strolled the soft white sands.
The grass in the late morning sunlight shimmered, and the Charles River's gentle waves lapped against the rocky shore.
The Black Sea didn't live up to its name either - more of a summery blue as gentle waves lapped against the shore.
Other villages along the Severn's path were eerily quiet as the waters lapped against the edge of the county's main roads.
We mounted a ridge and saw the gray sweep of concrete that lapped against the hills below.