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First published 1974 (SND Vol. IX).

TAPPIE TOTAL, n.comb. See quot.Sc. 1912 Scotsman (31 Jan.):
On the curling rink I have heard the expression, “a tappie total,” which I conjecture was employed in the sense of a knock-out shot.

[Meaning and orig. somewhat dubious.]

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