It is doubtful if APS here really means the great abyss of waters from out of which the world was called.
A couple of the younger people at the table picked up two of the APs and headed for the hallway.
It may be noted that the character of Aps and Tiamat in this portion of the poem is quite at variance with their later actions.
The aps, when baked brown, are taken off the plate, and eaten hot or stored away for future use.
The “chupatees” or “aps” of India are usually made from meal ground in mills of this description.