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- ‘No sooner had she entered the kitchen then she returned with a tray full of steaming bowls of hot cereal with maple sugar, flapjacks, waffles, eggs and milk.’
- ‘I guess flapjacks are patriotic enough to start the day, because today I'm celebrating being an American.’
- ‘She removed several flapjacks from the center without disturbing the stack.’
- ‘Glumly, Hoss pushed a piece of breakfast sausage around his plate, sopping up the excess maple syrup that had puddled over from his flapjacks.’
- ‘The ad points that out, then claims he carves his own bats and eats hundreds of flapjacks for breakfasts.’
- ‘Just as some foods will help you zonk out, others will make you flip like a flapjack all night.’
- ‘Tony always did make the best flapjacks this side of the Rio Grande.’
- ‘A rusty, dismantled bicycle lay mute in another; the wheels were bent out of shape, and the tires were flatter than flapjacks.’
- ‘The fare was simple, nothing more than gruel and sometimes flapjacks, but it was filling.’
- ‘Paige laughed as Dean held the charcoal looking flapjack in his hand.’
- ‘Rather, they'll be gobbling down flapjacks at a new International House of Pancakes.’
- ‘She didn't even hesitate to wait before she began dumping the syrup I had left out on her stack of flapjacks.’
- ‘It was Johnny who would smother his waffles, or flapjacks, in butter and maple syrup.’
- ‘Perhaps, after coffee and some flapjacks inside them, they would feel much better.’
- ‘It is a must for anyone who loves pancakes or flapjacks as they call them.’
- ‘The Mandarin-duck pancakes, a Sunday special, are hardly worth the effort: They're just more crispy duck with thin flapjacks.’
- ‘In the middle of all this was a large chuck wagon already cooking up eggs, sausage, flapjacks and plenty of hot coffee.’
- ‘She's probably got the table set and the flapjacks and bacon and eggs ready to go on the table.’
- ‘In the morning, I'll have bacon and flapjacks, take a short hike with my camera and then wake from the dream.’
- ‘When not making flapjacks, Nuku Nuku switches into tactical mode and mows down robots in the streets of Tokyo.’
From flap (in the dialect sense toss a pancake) + jack.
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