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  • The remaining "tapia" woodlands, in the southwest of the ecoregion are restricted in distribution.

    Madagascar subhumid forests

  • It was built of "tapia," consisting of equal parts of lime, raw oyster shells, sand, and water, forming a paste or "batter," as the negroes called it, which was poured into boxes, much as liquid concrete or cement is poured today.

    Journal of a Lady of Quality; Being the Narrative of a Journey from Scotland to the West Indies, North Carolina, and Portugal, in the Years 1774 to 1776

  • Lake Alaotra) and the "tapia" forest of the central highlands between 800-1600 m and in the dry southwest portion of the ecoregion.

    Madagascar subhumid forests

  • Earlier in Paleoglot: Minoan inscription HT 104, I began to realize that the Minoan word for 'carpet' or 'rug' must have been *tapia note both Greek δάπις 'rug' and τάπης 'rug', strongly hinting at substrate influence.

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  • Earlier in Paleoglot: Minoan inscription HT 104, I began to realize that the Minoan word for 'carpet' or 'rug' must have been *tapia note both Greek δάπις 'rug' and τάπης 'rug', strongly hinting at substrate influence.

    The rug that you wear

  • The forest is 60% garlic pear trees Crataeva tapia and 27% papelillo Euphorbia schlechtendalli.

    Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California, Mexico

  • Some native, fire-resistant trees persist in areas of the central highlands, including the endemic palms Bismarckia nobilis and Ravenala madagscariensis and the tapia tree (Uapaca bojeri).

    Madagascar subhumid forests

  • Leaving a garden on the left, surrounded by a high tapia wall, we crossed

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • Some of those same crumbling tapia walls which we passed supported immense earthen jars, standing out against the sky -- jars which are stored with corn or butter, and sealed up: nine months 'old butter has the reputation of an old wine.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • We camped that night near another red ruined kasbah, whose long line of crumbling tapia walls against the Atlas Mountains stretched itself out like a watch-dog beside the forbidden hills.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

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  • tapia - spanish for wall: common name in southwest

    April 8, 2007