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Tip-cat

Definitions

  • TIP-CAT
    TIP-CAT
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tip-cat a game in which a pointed piece of wood called a cat is made to rebound from the ground by being struck on the tip with a stick
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Scand., Sw. tippa, to tap; Ger. tupfen.

Usage

In literature:

In his convent there is a black cat which has a tiny white tip to its tail.
"The Arabian Nights Entertainments" by Andrew Lang.
He pushed it gently with the tip of his finger, lightly, with the furtive and uneasy gentleness of a cat which is desirous of entering.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
Striking the stick is similar to tip-cat which we have often seen played by boys on the streets of New York.
"The Chinese Boy and Girl" by Isaac Taylor Headland
She had picked it up carelessly, with a slight yawn which she patted down with her finger-tips as delicately as a cat.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
On the table a white cat, that had been folded up like a camel, rose, stretched itself, yawned, and then sprang on to the tips of its toes.
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
He was a wild in'-yao, was beautifully striped like the American "tiger cat," and measured 35 inches from tip to tip.
"The Bontoc Igorot" by Albert Ernest Jenks
Outside, on the windowsill, I could see Tip, my sister's pet cat.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
In the middle of a game at tip-cat he paused, and stood staring wildly upward with his stick in his hand.
"Brave Men and Women" by O.E. Fuller
Only the very tip of her bushy tail swayed a little, and that is a sure sign that a cat is contrary.
"The Adventures of Akbar" by Flora Annie Steel
Handle with the head of an animal, probably a wild-cat, at the tip; figures of birds in the bowls.
"Illustrated Catalogue Of The Collections Obtained From The Indians Of New Mexico And Arizona In 1879" by James Stevenson
There, before him, on the ground immediately beside the spring, crouched a large wild-cat, the hairy tips of her ears twitching nervously.
"The Boy With the U. S. Foresters" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
There was once a Cat who was so watchful, that a Mouse hardly dared show the tip of his whiskers for fear of being eaten alive.
"The Æsop for Children" by Æsop
Tip out a cat among canaries and see what happens.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
Then with a motion as quick as a cat's, he stooped and caught tip the revolver.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
It is a little like tip-cat.
"India and the Indians" by Edward F. Elwin
With quick cat-like movements the detective pushed open the door and tip-toed into the cabin.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 28, 1914" by Various
Billy cat-footed up behind Tip and snatched away his six-shooter.
"The Rider of Golden Bar" by William Patterson White
Was it football, tip-cat, or modest marbles?
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
The Cat inside, seeing the tip of the Wolf's nose and thinking it was a Mouse, pounced on it with all his claws.
"Mighty Mikko" by Parker Fillmore
It is unnecessary to speak of his dancing, ringing bells, and playing at tip-cat and hockey.
"A History of the Gipsies" by Walter Simson
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In news:

Hurricane Sandy Cat and Dog Owner Tips.
Stewie, a 6-year-old Maine Coon, is known across the country for his title of Guinness World Record Holder for the Longest Domestic Cat, measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail.
Chef Cat Cora 's Top 4 Tips To Help Your Kids Love Fruits and Veggies.
The humane society received an anonymous tip Tuesday that someone was hoarding cats.
You get tips on the best miking techniques and can listen to samples played by top session cats like Hal Blaine on drums.
Cats that come into the clinic will be spayed and neutered, receive vaccinations and have their right ears tipped for identification.
Becky Robinson, CatChannel expert on feral and stray cats, offers tips for raising kittens who are all alone.
Precise Micro Eyeliner, available in four colors, glides on like a cream liner but stays put like a liquid, featuring a very fine pointed tip for precision and looks ranging from a fine, invisible line to a retro cat's-eye look.
Diet and fitness tips for you and your cats.
For the month of July, feral cats are $20, and the fee includes surgery, rabies and distemper vaccinations, and ear-tipping.
Lost 2 of are cats next to Adell Durbin Park this week tippy grey female with a white tip on tale, then last week a orange male cookie.
Ask your vet to show you how to properly trim your cat's claws but use these tips when trimming at home.
Five tips for a thinner cat.
Mr Bully, a feral cat who visits us quite regularly now, has a tipped ear that makes his handsome face look fierce.
CatChannel behavior expert Marilyn Krieger, CCBC, gives tips for altering cat's early-morning demands.
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