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silvertip

[sil-ver-tip] /ˈsɪl vərˌtɪp/
noun
Origin of silvertip
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; 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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  • The worst of it was that there always seemed to be so many other people around to see how poor silvertip was teased.

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

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  • One of those on the grape-vines laughed at a Robin for being afraid of silvertip.

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

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  • Now silvertip had told some of his friends exactly that, but this was before he knew so much about Chipmunks.

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

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  • Whenever he saw silvertip having an especially comfortable nap, he would run near and give his chirping, chuckling laugh.

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

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