aps n also hapse, (h)apsen [phonetics unavailable]. EDD ~ sb s w
cties. Trembling aspen (Populus tremuloides); also attrib.
1842 JUKES i, 160 The wood ... they here called the 'aps.' 1907
MILLAIS 86 On each side was dense forest of good-sized birch, white pine, 'haps' [etc]. T
50/2-64 You chop up bark off o' the treeswhite spruce or apse; apse was good bark.
An' you dry that on a flake or a wharf. T 203/5-65 An' then you'd get those apses; you'd
cut two an' you wire 'em together an' the dead stick in the centre. That's what you'd tie
your trap to. 1966 FARIS 240 Apsen (aspen) ... [used for] planking for boats. C 70-21
Christ's cross was made from an aspen (hapse) and that's why the leaves always tremble. P
148-72 No woman wants it for firewood because 'aps wood is full of water.'