Clapperclaw

To jangle and claw each other about. (Dutch and German, klappen, to strike, clatter.)

“Now they are clapper-clawing one another I'll go look on.” —Shakespeare: Troilus, and Cressida, v. A.

A clapper-claw is a back-scratcher.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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