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tap-tap

tap-tap
 n.— «Strange little buses called “tap-taps,” constructed on flatbed trucks and decorated over every inch with paintings of flowers, animals, Bible stories and proverbs, ply along the Avenue des Salines parallel with the harbor at intervals of seconds.» —“The Haitian Vacation” by Brigitte Weeks Washington Post Apr. 3, 1977. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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