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  1. tappen(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tappen(noun)

    an obstruction, or indigestible mass, found in the intestine of bears and other animals during hibernation

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  1. Tappen

    A tappen is an obstruction, or indigestible mass, found in the intestines of bears and other animals during hibernation. Also referred to as a "rectal plug." They make it difficult for the animal to defecate during hibernation, but are often passed with great pain in the spring time. Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford University Press. 1989. ISBN 0-19-861186-2..


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draw off

to pour out (liquid) from a large container

The barman drew off a pint of beer.

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