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tap

  1. a FINANCIAL SECURITY such as a government STOCK which can always be obtained on demand because there is continuous supply
  2. the issue of TREASURY BILLS and government BONDS which are sold directly to government departments as opposed to being sold on the open market.
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Also, if the tree has been tapped before, locate your new tap hole no closer than 12 inches above or below an old mark or 6 inches from side to side.
When she gave me coins to put in the donation box I tapped the box with my fingernails and kept the coins.
Now in his 50s, this protege of Stanley Kahn has tapped his way to international acclaim.
Note the sound that you hear: How does it compare with the sounds you heard when you tapped the larger soda bottle?
All our trees are sugar maple (Acer saccharum), the most productive for syrup, although several other species of maple are tapped in other parts of the nation, notably black maple (Acer nigrum) in the Lake States and Midwest.
They sang and tapped their blues on Mississippi levees, on the rails, and into the Promised Land: Chicago, Up South, the High Rise Nest of Jim Crow, Slum Lord, Blue-Uniformed Overseer--No Place for a "Native Son" or a "Raisin in the Sun" to be!
During two trials, volunteers tapped a telegraph key as quickly as possible, alternating right and left index fingers.