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[step-toh] /ˈstɛpˌtoʊ/
noun, Western U.S.
an isolated hill or mountain surrounded by lava.
Origin of steptoe
step + toe Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • steptoe looked at the boy with a choking sense of satisfaction and pride.

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
  • Mr. steptoe was only able to say, that he could not help it.

  • I do hope he means to come in; he would amuse you, Mr. steptoe.

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

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • When steptoe's appointment as governor was announced, Young called these women to his assistance.

    The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn
  • When the engagement was announced, steptoe had given up hope.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • Only people worthy of being customers of the house could afford such cars, and he saw that steptoe was a servant.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • “You can syve yourself the trouble, Mrs. Courage,” steptoe informed her.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • He then revealed his own half-suspicions, but how they were apparently refuted by the bravado of steptoe and Whiskey Dick.

    The Three Partners Bret Harte
  • Letty took off these articles of apparel, which steptoe whisked out of sight.

    The Dust Flower Basil King

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