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Noun1.tappa - the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidustappa - the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
bark - tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
2.tappa - a paperlike cloth made in the South Pacific by pounding tapa bark
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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As they drew nearer, and I watched the rising and sinking of their forms, and beheld the uplifted right arm bearing above the water the girdle of tappa, and their long dark hair trailing beside them as they swam, I almost fancied they could be nothing else than so many mermaids--and very like mermaids they behaved too.
Their luxuriant locks, wound up and twisted into the smallest possible compass, were freed from the briny element; the whole person carefully dried, and from a little round shell that passed from hand to hand, anointed with a fragrant oil: their adornments were completed by passing a few loose folds of white tappa, in a modest cincture, around the waist.
In the evening after we had come to an anchor the deck was illuminated with lanterns, and this picturesque band of sylphs, tricked out with flowers, and dressed in robes of variegated tappa, got up a ball in great style.
The men wore the maro, a band one foot in width and several feet in length, swathed round the loins, and formed of tappa, or cloth of bark; the kihei, or mantle, about six feet square, tied in a knot over one shoulder, passed under the opposite arm, so as to leave it bare, and falling in graceful folds before and behind, to the knee, so as to bear some resemblance to a Roman toga.
The female dress consisted of the pau, a garment formed of a piece of tappa, several yards in length and one in width, wrapped round the waist, and reaching like a petticoat, to the knees.
With its novel way of encouraging users to be honest about their expectations from a date, combined with its unique approach to shortcutting the laborious matching process, Tappa may ruffle a few feathers.
The Pashto Tappa contest the first prize was awarded to Rasheed khan.
Si tratta di una tappa cruciale, poiche Iride, argomenta persuasivamente
You have the familiar aspects of any Trader Vic's - hand-painted Tonga Tappa wall covering, suspended canoes, lobster pots and fishbowls used as part of its lighting strategy - the installations of which were carefully supervised by Trader Vic's designer William Baker.
And not just in India Inc -- which would rather not be taxed at all -- ordinary folks too saw the innate unfairness of retrospectively changing the laws; like mentioning you're playing with box- cricket rules only after a pesky batsman gets caught ' one tappa .
Foot type Example Gloss CVCV kada roof:Imp:2Sg CVVCV saDa accompany:Imp:2Sg CVVCVV maDa sleep:Imprs:Prs CVCCV kukka flower:Nom CVCCVV tappa kill:Prs:3Sg CVCCVV makka sleep:Imp:2Sg CVVCCV vutta year:Part CVVCCVV satta accompany:Prs:3Sg CVVCCVV tuka bring:Imp:2Pl
The tappa 'Merey Jobeney Da Roop Sajeela/Keh Kehra Aihdi Jhaal Jhalda' is a classic case in point.