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 Tippling House.Tiptoe of Expectation (On the). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Tipstaff.
 
A constable so called because he carried a staff tipped with a bull’s horn. In the documents of Edward III. allusion is often made to his staff. (See Rymer’s Fœdera.)   1
 


 Tippling House.Tiptoe of Expectation (On the). 

 
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