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 for tapis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tapis \Ta"pis\, n. [F. See Tapestry.]
     Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     On the tapis, or Upon the tapis, on the table, or under
        consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the
        tapis.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tapis \Tap"is\, v. t.
     To cover or work with figures like tapestry. [R.] --Holland.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  tapis
      n 1: a heavy textile with a woven design; used for curtains and
           upholstery [syn: tapestry, tapis]

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