Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fillip.

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Examples

  • Nidderdale was filliping bits of paper across the table at Carbury.

    The Way We Live Now

  • At one of the last opera balls he seized a poor little girl just come from the country, took her from her mother's side, and, placing her between his own legs, amused himself by slapping and filliping her until he made her nose and mouth bleed.

    The Entire Memoirs of Louis XIV and the Regency

  • Against an apricot tree leaned Mr. Wholesome, watching with gleams of amusement the cat and the man, and now and then filliping at her a bit of plaster which he pulled from the wall.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • "This allegory all seems much ado about nothing," she said presently, filliping over the leaves.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Volume 11, No. 26, May, 1873

  • First, if one man upon any words shall make an assault upon another, either by pulling him by the nose or filliping him on the forehead, and he that is so assaulted shall draw his sword and immediately run the other through, that is but manslaughter, for the peace is broken by the person killed and with an indignity to him that received the assault.

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Northern Georgia, was sitting one evening with the family in our parlor in New Haven and I was filliping the great round piece of yellow metal up to the ceiling, when he asked what it was, and I answered:

    Four years under Marse Robert,

  • The small volume of Tennyson which Mr. Bright held in his two hands caressingly, with that Anglo-literary filliping of the leaves which is so great a compliment to any book, contained for him a large share of Great Britain's greatness.

    Memories of Hawthorne

  • "A cigar for this gentleman," said Jasper, filliping a coin into the boy's hand.

    Five Little Peppers Grown Up

  • Carlo Ammiani under that stigma, though a delightful haven of open arms and knees, and filliping fingers, invited her.

    Vittoria — Volume 2

  • The man rose to his feet, filliping the dust from his threadbare sleeve: --

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette

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