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[tap-uh n] /ˈtæp ən/
Arthur, 1786–1865, and his brother Lewis, 1788–1873, U.S. businessmen, philanthropists, and abolitionists. Unabridged
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  • He made choice of the profession of law, and commenced the study under Tappan Reeve of Elizabethtown.

  • It may be said that Dr. Tappan possessed the defects of his qualities.

  • The heights above Tappan Zee at this point are crowned by fine residences, and the village is one of the pleasantest on the river.

    The Hudson Wallace Bruce
  • Tobin then beheaded the two and took the heads to Colonel Tappan.

    Old Fort Garland James T. Forrest
  • Mr. Tappan was also instructed to secure, if possible, the attendance of the principal Crow chiefs.

  • Mr. Tappan died March 25, 1871, in the ninetieth year of his age.

  • "I am sorry I was rude in my last letter," she said gravely, turning to Mr. Tappan.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
  • British spy, captured near Tarrytown, and hanged near Tappan.

    The Spy J. Fenimore Cooper
  • Grey, vapory clouds swept over the Tappan Zee, and a sad, sighing wind tossed it into crests.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • He had been covertly smoothing out Tappan's crumpled newspaper.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

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