from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A disease affecting grasses. See the quotation.


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  • He is reminded yet again that he has lost more than half a year, although his memories of that time are present, in a way, as those of the struggling silver-top.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • Inside his skull, memories twist like the winds, for he is two people at the same time " silver-top and Creslin " and each remembers a different yesterday.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • She joined in the conversation, addressed herself to him without constraint, smiled amiably (and adorably) upon the busy Eliza and her jovial spouse, and even laughed aloud over the latter's account of Zachariah and the silver-top boots.

    Viola Gwyn

  • Should I choose for life a life I hated, and set seals to my choice by drinking silver-top with the Jew-clerk?

    We and the World, Part I A Book for Boys

  • Until the age of about 11 it was always silver-top in our kitchen.

    The Guardian World News

  • Until recently, I bought only silver-top TYs and Verbatims. Forum

  • ‘For sale, two-bedroom mobile home Monarch, silver-top roof, completely covered and spouted.


  • It was felt that the public was more alive on art matters than had been suspected; and when a South Boston liquor - dealer manifested a singular but unmistakable desire to be appointed on the _America_ committee, he had been promptly suppressed with the information that this was to be "a regular bang-up, silver-top committee," and was forced to soothe his disappointed ambition with such consolation as lay in the promise that next time he should be counted in.

    The Philistines

  • I really dared not tell him that Moses grew more familiar as my time to be articled drew near; that he called me Jack Sprat, and his dearest friend, and offered to procure me the "silver-top" (or champagne) -- which he said I must "stand" on the day I took my place at the fellow desk to his -- of the first quality and at less than cost price; and that he had provided me gratis with a choice of "excuses"

    We and the World, Part I A Book for Boys


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