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Definition of "tappa" [tappa]

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "tappa" in a sentence
  • "A fine piece of tappa from the Solomons, of barbaric design in black and orange, made the centre of an arrangement of South Sea Island and aboriginal weapons."
  • "(Applause) One of the interesting exhibits is a wall-covering made of tappa, which is cloth manufactured by native women from the bark of the paper-mulberry tree."
  • "Among these the most important was the manufacture of the native cloth, -- 'tappa', -- so well known, under various modifications, throughout the whole Polynesian Archipelago."
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