clapper-claw (v.)
beat up, thrash, scratch
MW II.iii.59[Host to Caius, of Evans] He will clapper-claw thee tightly
TC V.iv.1[Thersites alone, of the Greeks and the Trojans] Now they are clapper-clawing one another
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