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Tappan

[tap-uh n] /ˈtæp ən/
noun
1.
Arthur, 1786–1865, and his brother Lewis, 1788–1873, U.S. businessmen, philanthropists, and abolitionists.
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  • They rushed me through the chaos of the city to the Tappan Headquarters.

    Wandl the Invader Raymond King Cummings
  • It may be said that Dr. Tappan possessed the defects of his qualities.

  • The Observatory has grown rapidly since its establishment by Dr. Tappan in 1852.

  • Tobin then beheaded the two and took the heads to Colonel Tappan.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
  • Mr. Tappan died March 25, 1871, in the ninetieth year of his age.

  • British spy, captured near Tarrytown, and hanged near Tappan.

    The Spy J. Fenimore Cooper
  • He had been covertly smoothing out Tappan's crumpled newspaper.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • He turned, following Tappan's gaze, and Arthur Carroll stood there.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • “And that lady ain't his wife, neither,” said Madame Griggs to Tappan.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • “I've got one of the blasted things, too,” said the milkman, Tappan.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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