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slapstick

1. 
a. comedy characterized by horseplay and physical action
b. (as modifier): slapstick humour
2. a flexible pair of paddles bound together at one end, formerly used in pantomime to strike a blow to a person with a loud clapping sound but without injury

Slapstick

 

in the circus, theater, and motion pictures and on the variety stage, a highly comic method of portraying life. Slapstick involves behavior that is illogical and departs radically from generally accepted norms. It may include the bizarre use of props, for example, the playing of musical works on saws, frying pans, or brooms with strings stretched over them and with a resonator made from an ox bladder.

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I stopped the preliminary slap, but before I could hit him, his terrible left fist reached my head again; and down I fell once more--upon the hearth-rug this time--not over-heavily.
Still I pulled, holding what I gained each time with a double turn until the next slap gave me more.
Then Tom could not restrain himself, and gave Maggie two smart slaps on the arm as he ran to pick up Lucy, who lay crying helplessly.
However, some photographers and video camera persons, who had captured the slap incident, managed to save their cameras.
On behalf of Subaru of America, I'd like to congratulate founder and owner Eve Slap and everyone at Matt Slap Subaru, on its twenty-fifth anniversary with our franchise," said Kunio Ishigami, chairman, president and CEO, Subaru of America, Inc.
It's not just goals, the slap shot is a critical tool for rebounds, deflections and redirections.
The Level 1 solution provides simple post-pick slap 'n' ship capabilities with label printers.
Although I do not condone hitting youngsters, a slap on the bottom will do no child any harm.
Corvo fired a slap shot that Giguere got a piece of, but it appeared that Giguere, while trying to cover the puck with his glove, actually gave it a boost underneath him and over the line for a 3-1 Kings lead.
Slap fingerprints (slaps) are taken by pressing the four fingers of one hand onto a scanner or fingerprint card simultaneously.
Every one blaming me Nd always writing and talking about slap gate?