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  • Replied I, “Yes; and when I awoke, I found on my stomach a cube of bone, a single tip-cat stick, a stone of a green date and a carob pod, and I know not why she did this.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • However, the gallant cook tackles them in a sort of tip-cat way with a stick, and we proceed into a patch of long grass, beyond which there is a reach of amomums.

    Travels in West Africa

  • April, 1648, he sent a detachment of trained bands to interfere with the amusement of some boys playing tip-cat in Moorfields.

    London and the Kingdom - Volume II

  • The game of tip-cat, although very old in Ireland, where it is said to have originated, and in all the British Islands, where it is very popular, is comparatively new in this country.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • Yearly all boys seem to know the actual time for the revivification of a custom, whether it be of whipping tops, flirting marbles, spinning peg-tops, or playing tip-cat or piggy.

    A History of Nursery Rhymes

  • But he was somewhat impatient of the tyranny of the tip-cat, battledore and shuttlecock, hopscotch and all street games which imperilled the safety of the elderly foot passenger.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857

  • American would recognize as "tip-cat," and another which would be more difficult to recognize as football.

    The Great White Tribe in Filipinia

  • Maybe you know the kind -- the asphalt always littered with paper, garbage cans left out, and swarms of kids playin 'tip-cat or dashin' about on roller skates.

    Torchy and Vee

  • Twice a ball had whizzed past him; and a small but select party, with a tip-cat of huge dimensions and awesome points, played just out of reach.

    Short Cruises

  • Striking the stick is similar to tip-cat which we have often seen played by boys on the streets of New York.

    The Chinese Boy and Girl

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