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- n. A plug that forms in the anus of a bear during hibernation, possibly to prevent the entry of ants into the sleeping bear's rectum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An obstruction, or indigestible mass, found in the intestine of bears and other animals during hibernation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A substance found in the intestine of the bear during hibernation, probably feces modified by long retention.
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a substance called 'tappen' that clogs it and the intestines; this is formed of pine leaves and other material that the animal takes from ants 'nest and the trunks of trees in its search after honey.
Labels: Reverse Fad Productions, tappen, upside-down posted by John McGrath @ 10: 22 PM
Labels: Reverse Fad Productions, tappen, upside-down posted by John McGrath @ 10: 22 PM 0 Comments
Old Bruin knew perfectly well that this matter, composed of pine leaves and other substances, was absolutely essential to him for the winter, for this is what makes the "_tappen_."
The bear seems to live on its fat, the tappen preventing its too rapid consumption; and if you run across them during this time -- even along in March just before they wake up -- they are about as fat as when they went in.
Then, tappen me on the shoulder, and lookin up and smilin, as he always did when he was pleased with an idee, Sir Samuel Slick would not sound bad, I guess, would it Sam?
American girl, who is hardly suited to move in the circles in which his wife must live -- I do believe Mr. Bulstrode prefers me, just now, to any other female he may tappen to know; but his attachment, if it deserve the name, has not the heart in it, dear Corny, that I know is to be found in your's.
You are a fcuking tappen .... no im sorry that just doesn't work, you will have to just remain a c