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[tap-uh n]
  1. Arthur,1786–1865, and his brother Lewis, 1788–1873, U.S. businessmen, philanthropists, and abolitionists.
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Historical Examples

  • 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.