Upon the tapis
Tapis Ta"pis, n. [F. See {Tapestry}.] Tapestry; formerly, the cover of a council table. [1913 Webster]

{On the tapis}, or {Upon the tapis}, on the table, or under consideration; as, to lay a motion in Parliament on the tapis. [1913 Webster]


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