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 (tăp′ē, tăp′ĭs, tă-pē′)
n. Obsolete
Tapestry or comparable material used for draperies, carpeting, and furniture covering.
on the tapis
Under consideration.

[Middle English, from Old French; see tapestry.]
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(ˈtæpiː; ˈtæpɪ; French tapi)
n, pl tapis
(Knitting & Sewing) tapestry or carpeting, esp as formerly used to cover a table in a council chamber
[C17: from French, from Old French tapiz, from Greek tapētion rug, from tapēs carpet]
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(ˈtæp i, ˈtæp ɪs, tæˈpi)

n., pl. tap•is.
Obs. a carpet, tapestry, or other covering.
on the tapis, under consideration or discussion.
[1485–95; < Middle French; Old French tapiz « Greek tapḗtion]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tapis - a heavy textile with a woven designtapis - a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and upholstery
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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In addition, the first of two dams at the company's Tapira mine received a certificate of safety.
Alberto Tapira Jr., they had 'effectively served the penalty imposed upon them by their preventive detentions.'
da Conceicao FT, Bonotto DM (2006) Radionuclides, heavy metals and fluorine incidence at Tapira phosphate rocks, Brazil, and their industrial (by) products.
Para o presente estudo, foram analisados os idosos residentes em 24 municipios, a saber: Agua Comprida, Araxa, Campo Florido, Campos Altos, Carneirinho, Comendador Gomes, Conceicao das Alagoas, Conquista, Fronteira, Frutal, Ibia, Itapagipe, Iturama, Limeira do Oeste, Pedrinopolis, Perdizes, Pirajuba, Planura, Pratinha, Sacramento, Tapira, Uberaba, Uniao de Minas e Verissimo.
Blake, Calophyllum brasiliense Cambess., Dialium guianense (Aubl.) Sandwith, Tapira mexicana Schldl., Elaeagia uxpanapensis Lorence, Dussia mexicana (Standl.) Harms y Pera barbellata Standl; en el estrato medio dominan arboles de 15 a 25 m como Spondias radkolferi Donn.
Brazilian mining giant Vale paid 3.8 billion dollars to buy into phosphate mines and fertiliser plants in Brazil in 2010 including 5 mines (Araxa, Cajati, Catalao, Tapira and Patus de Mines) with an average grade of 8.4% P2O5.
A coleta de sementes e material botanico para confeccao de exsicatas foi realizada nos municipios de Sacramento, Tapira e Araxa (MG) no mes de maio de 2006, as exsicatas foram depositadas no Herbario de Plantas Medicinais da Universidade de Ribeirao Preto (Voucher HPMU-015).
Com relacao as Unidades Morfoesculturais, os compartimentos delineados foram: a) na Unidade Morfoestrutural Intrusoes Domicas/Igneas: Domo de Araxa, Domo de Salitre, Domo de Tapira; b) na Unidade Morfoestrutural da Bacia Sedimentar do Parana: Canyon do Rio Araguari, Planalto Dissecado, Planalto Tabular e Planalto do Rio Grande; c) na Unidade Morfoestrutural da Bacia Sedimentar do Sao Francisco: Depressao do Rio Paranaiba; d) na Unidade Morfoestrutural Bacia Sedimentar Cenozoica: Planicies Fluviais e; e) na Unidade Morfoestrutural da Faixa de Dobramentos: Planalto Dissecado (Faixa Uruacu) e Planalto Dissecado da Serra da Canastra (Figura 9).
Several places are known in Iran, India (Kerala), Brazil (Araxa, Tapira), Sudan, China (Han) and Europe, where natural background radiation gives an annual dose of more than 5 rem and up to 79 rem/yr (at Ramsar in Iran).