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
.] [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
As a hound that, having roused a hart,
Although he tappish ne'er so soft.
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