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rappee

[ra-pee] /ræˈpi/
noun
1.
a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < French râpé grated (past participle of râper); see rape3
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rappee

/ræˈpiː/
noun
1.
a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries
Word Origin
C18: from French tabac râpé, literally: scraped tobacco, from râper to scrape; see rape³, rasp1
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