Tipping

Definitions

  • tapping With his Finger-tips on the Window-pane.'——191
    tapping With his Finger-tips on the Window-pane.'——191
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tipping (Mus) A distinct articulation given in playing quick notes on the flute, by striking the tongue against the roof of the mouth; double-tonguing.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143 Coughs up a Tip Every Time 143
The larva of the violet tip butterfly The larva of the violet tip butterfly
Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly Chrysalid (pupa) of the violet tip butterfly
MME. CARLOTTA STEERING A BALLOON BY TIPPING THE FOOT-BOARD MME. CARLOTTA STEERING A BALLOON BY TIPPING THE FOOT-BOARD
TIP-CAT TIP-CAT

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is no tipping in Iceland
    • n tipping The act of putting a tip to.
    • n tipping The act of tilting or overturning: as, table- tipping.
    • n tipping In the preparation of curled hair, the operation of tossing the carded hair about with a stick so that it will fall in tufts, to be afterward consolidated by rapid blows.
    • n tipping The practice of making presents to servants, etc., nominally for services rendered or expected. See tip, transitive verb, 6.
    • n tipping In music, same as tonguing, 3.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Kiwis are the only known bird to have nostrils located at the tip of their beak
    • Tipping act of tilting: the habit of giving gratuities to servants
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Quotations

  • Lao-Tzu
    Lao-Tzu
    “He who tip-toes cannot stand; he who strides cannot walk.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Two parts of empathy: Skill (tip of iceberg) and Attitude (mass of the iceberg).”
  • Will Rogers
    Will%20Rogers
    “I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.”
  • Dorothy Kilgallen
    Dorothy Kilgallen
    “Doorman -- a genius who can open the door of your car with one hand, help you in with the other, and still have one left for the tip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.”

Idioms

On the tip of your tongue - If a word is on the tip of your tongue, you know you know the word, but you just can't quite remember it at the moment.
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Tip of the iceberg - The tip of the iceberg is the part of a problem that can be seen, with far more serious problems lying underneath.
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Tipping point - Small changes may have little effect until they build up to critical mass, then the next small change may suddenly change everything. this is the tipping point.
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

A round crown is one which rounds from tip to base.
"Make Your Own Hats" by Gene Allen Martin
The most common displacement, or the most common way for the womb to tip, is backwards and at the same time it usually falls downward.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
The way a man has to tip is something fearful.
"Europe After 8:15" by H. L. Mencken, George Jean Nathan and Willard Huntington Wright
For tips on the market and such as that I charges overtime.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
But Hamilton always tips him more than he should, so it makes our dinners quite expensive.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
White mist was floating low about their tips, and lying in the gulches like streams and lakes.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Shann speculated, running his finger tips over the irregular surface.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
I wonder if young Brown will be up to the tips, or whether he'll turn up in black boots instead of tan.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
And then, as if they had been waiting for something like this, Tip and Top did one of their best tricks.
"The Curlytops and Their Pets" by Howard R. Garis
Shan't ride anywhere where I can walk, and don't mean to tip any waiters all the time!
"Parkhurst Boys" by Talbot Baines Reed
It had a body four feet in length; and a tail two and a half feet long, black at the tip, but without the characteristic tuft of the lion.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
Do we tip him asked Ethel quietly.
"The Young Visiters or, Mr. Salteena's Plan" by Daisy Ashford
Two black feathers with white tips fluttered from the bowl as he put the pipe into Pierre's hands.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
And spreading it out, I made guesses as to width from tip to tip of wings.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
He can't stir so much as the tip of his whiskers for a thousand years.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
Seeds free, one to four, light brown, often with yellow tips.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
All I want from you, chief, is the wise tip.
"Where the Pavement Ends" by John Russell
Tip of the blade of one of the lancets is broken.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
If a "gentleman" would not accept a tip, is it gentlemanly to give a tip?
"The Itching Palm" by William R Scott
Among others, the Cubs supplied us with good tips, but no one spread the Baker alarm.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
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In poetry:

She trembles when I touch
The tips of scarce—grown fingers,
Yet seems to think it overmuch
If for a moment lingers
Grasp that I hardly meant for such.
"Grata Juventas" by Alfred Austin
Core of my heart! How cold your lips!
"O-hoho, O hoho-o-o!"
White as the spray the wild wind whips,
Still as your icy finger tips!
"O-hoho, O hoho-o-o!"
"The Banshee" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
Now he is pressing it to his lips,
And now he is kissing his finger-tips,
And now he is lifting and waving his hand
And blowing the kisses toward the land.
"Ultima Thule: Maiden And The Weathercock" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To his life he kissed his finger-tips:
"Drink deep the beaker, and so farewell!"
Then slowly the poisoned draught she sips
(How they laugh at her meek dismay!).
"A Youth's Suicide" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Only the snow can reach her as she lies,
Far and serene, and with cold finger-tips
Seal soft the lovely quiet of her lips
And lightly veil the shadows of her eyes.
"The Sleeping Beauty" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
On the stone ledge above the water,
Where willow leaf-tips drink the wine.
If you say the spring breeze has no meaning,
Why does it bring me all these falling flowers?
"The Stone Ledge" by Wang Wei

In news:

In 1998, the Washington Times tipped off Osama.
Tips to Retrace Ancestral Steps.
Health Tips From the Ancients .
Here's a nice tip I found in AW's "Shop Tips" book (p 187).
Here, their tips on looking chic every step of the way.
Viewing tips for Saturday night, May 5.
It's already been a volatile year for weather, and that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Here are some tips to make the most of your small kitchen workspace.
Arranging and Production Tips to Really Make Your Guitar Stand Out.
Friday's App Gives You a Free Appetizer, Tips From the Bartender.
Tipping off the NBA with questions.
10 tips for a smoother harvest By: Jeff Caldwell Check out these tips to avoid some of the unique challenges posed by a drought-year harvest.
Our goal for the Tech Tips section is to deliver useful molding related tips within all phases of the Molding & Simulation process.
To make things a little easier, we have 13 tips that will help you keep your house in tip-top shape any time of year.
For this Tip Tuesday I share a few tips you can use to better prepare yourself for a Western spot-and- stalk bowhunt.
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In science:

There is no reason for φ or A1 to vanish at the tip of the cigar, so in the two-dimensional description on Σ = R × I , they obey Neumann boundary conditions.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
On the other hand, A3 must vanish because it is the holonomy of the gauge field around a circle that shrinks to a point at the tip.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
After T -duality, ̺ obeys Neumann boundary conditions at the tip of the cigar.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
In fact, at this stage all scalars φ, A1 , and ̺ obey Neumann boundary conditions at the tip.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
So the tip of the cigar corresponds in two-dimensional terms to a brane B∗ whose support is all of MH .
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
The topological twist that was used to preserve supersymmetry on R × S 1 × DR does not generate at the tip of DR any couplings that look obviously like Chan-Paton couplings.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
By now, we have learned that the brane associated with the tip of the cigar manifold DR is a brane of type (B , B , B ) whose support is all of MH .
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
This modifies how they transform under rigid rotations of DR in the curved region near the tip of the cigar, but not in the asymptotic region.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
The answer to this question is that our formulas such as (3.37) relating the Ω-deformed theory to an ordinary one are only valid away from the tip of the cigar.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
For ρ → ∞, quantum effects remain, but they are localized near the tip of the cigar.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
Thus, as long as we consider quantities that do not depend on ρ, so that we can take ρ large, the Ω-deformed theory on R × S 1 × DR is equivalent, away from the tip of DR , to a weakly coupled and undeformed theory in which the asymptotic radius of eS 1 is 1/ε.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
Neither the Ω-deformation nor the change of variables that maps us back to the undeformed theory affects the support of the brane Bε that comes from the tip of the cigar.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
We have by now interpreted the supersymmetry preserved by the tip of the cigar in the Ω-deformed theory in undeformed language for ερ >> 1.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
In this limit, the ε-dependent corrections at the tip of the cigar are negligible, and F vanishes.
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
In other words, for ερ very small, the brane derived from the tip of the cigar approaches the coisotropic brane of type (A, B , A) in which the complex structure I = ω−1(F + B ) is equal to I .
The Omega Deformation, Branes, Integrability, and Liouville Theory
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