• WordNet 3.6
    • n tappa a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
    • n tappa the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tappa See tapa.
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In literature:

These marks produce the corduroy sort of stripes discernible in the tappa in its finished state.
"Typee" by Herman Melville
Everybody, too, ride about in coaches, bigger than hers; and wear fine tappa every day.
"Omoo: Adventures in the South Seas" by Herman Melville
He was courteous, however, directing a tappa cloth to be spread for me.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Their only clothing consisted of the maro, a strip of tappa, or native cloth, tied round the loins.
"The Island Home" by Richard Archer
We dismounted in front of a little grass hut where we heard the sound of a tappa-pounder, and went to the door.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
Figure 2 shows a forge made by William E. Tappae.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 8, May 1886, No. 7." by Various
She lay down at the bottom with a tappa cloth covering her from the sun.
"Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life" by Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey

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