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silvertip

[sil-ver-tip] /ˈsɪl vərˌtɪp/
noun
Origin of silvertip
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85; silver + tip1
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  • Big as he is, he has learned to fear man just as silvertip has.

  • silvertip became so excited that he could not stay longer on the fence.

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  • It was in some such way that silvertip came to be a good hunter.

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  • He had not seen silvertip yet, and did not know that there was a Cat around.

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  • Quite a pile was there already when silvertip came walking past.

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  • If silvertip had not spoken just then, this story might end very differently.

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  • silvertip crouched and tried his muscles by shaking himself a little.

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  • You would never have thought that silvertip was hunting Mr. Chipmunk.

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  • It always seemed to be Mr. Chipmunk who was hunting silvertip.

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  • He decided that he might come to some sort of agreement with silvertip.

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