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steptoe

[step-toh] /ˈstɛpˌtoʊ/
noun, Western U.S.
1.
an isolated hill or mountain surrounded by lava.
Origin of steptoe
step + toe
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  • Mr. steptoe was only able to say, that he could not help it.

  • The question came from steptoe himself, who appeared on the threshold.

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  • steptoe was prepared to stand back to back with his employer.

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  • When the engagement was announced, steptoe had given up hope.

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  • “You can syve yourself the trouble, Mrs. Courage,” steptoe informed her.

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  • Letty took off these articles of apparel, which steptoe whisked out of sight.

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  • If steptoe could have calmed his protégée he would have done it; but she was beyond his control.

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  • Of the general surprise steptoe was quick to take advantage.

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  • From the histrionic steptoe lapsed at once into the critical.

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  • She was just at this point when steptoe addressed her on the subject of going out.

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