silvertip

[sil-ver-tip]

Origin of silvertip

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; silver + tip1
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Examples from the Web for silvertip

Historical Examples of silvertip

  • Big as he is, he has learned to fear man just as Silvertip has.

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

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

  • This was probably the reason, too, why Silvertip grew so very large and handsome.

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

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

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson

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

    Dooryard Stories

    Clara Dillingham Pierson