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A strong snuff made from a dark, coarse tobacco.

[From French (tabac) râpé, grated (tobacco), past participle of râper, to grate, from Old French rasper, to scrape; see rasp.]


a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries
[C18: from French tabac râpé, literally: scraped tobacco, from râper to scrape; see rape3, rasp1]



a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves.
[1730–40; < French râpé grated (past participle of râper); see rape3]
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Noun1.rappee - strong snuff made from dark coarse tobacco
snuff - finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
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"I don't need any light to look for a man who smells of Black Rappee snuff," said Jip as he climbed the stairs.
A semantic deviation is also observable for rappee. Although -ee typically serves to form patient nouns, rappee is assigned an agentive interpretation by Keats.
Rappee, "Application of a universal force field to main group compounds," Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol.