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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 new signers presented traditional songs and 'Tappa' (lyrics) and received warms applause from the audience.
PESHAWAR -- The fourth round of Tappa singing competition Ya Qurban held at Wadudia Hall Saidu Sharif Swat on Sunday.
La tappa successiva, addensata tutta a ridosso delle Occasioni, si articola biograficamente nel passaggio da Genova a Firenze, registrando--sul piano della forma e dei motivi--una continuita rispetto al primo libro.
In Gateshead, accompanied by Chinmay Kolhatkar on harmonium and Gurdain Rayatt on tabla, she will perform tappa, an energetic, rhythmical form of classical music originating from the songs of the camel drivers of northern India and Pakistan.
Hospital sources said Kurdish peshmerga security forces and civilians were among the 28 killed in the attack in Qara Tappa, a mainly Kurdish town north of Diyala province.
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 .' If that provoked anger, though, what happened this weekend in Cyprus should inspire outrage.