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The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • As you say, one can't begin at the tip-top—nor yet at the top.

    Elsie Marley, Honey Joslyn Gray
  • But they were sure to be "tip-top chaps," and "up to everything."

    The Daltons, Volume II (of II) Charles James Lever
  • We passed through a rain squall and the balloon rode that tip-top.

  • I was the tip-top of the sirjeants of the regiment—long life to it!

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Old Hurricane and his party packed up to be ready for the stage to take them to tip-top the next day.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
  • A likely young feller with a team an' a woman could do tip-top on that eighty.

    Prairie Folks Hamlin Garland
  • She sprang into her saddle, and, bidding Jem follow her, took the road toward tip-top.

    Capitola's Peril Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

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