tapish

Tapish

Tap"ish\, v. i. [F. se tapir to squat.] To lie close to the ground, so as to be concealed; to squat; to crouch; hence, to hide one's self. [Written also tappis, tappish, tappice.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

As a hound that, having roused a hart, Although he tappish ne'er so soft. --Chapman.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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