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  • n. Plural form of tipping.

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Examples

  • Of the three examples, only the brass tippings and setscrew of the plow plane suggest any enrichment, and of course these were not intended for decoration; in later years, however, boxwood, fruitwood, and even ivory tips were added to the more expensive factory models.

    Woodworking Tools 1600-1900

  • The only physical phenomena which can have any direct bearing on spirit communication are the tappings and table tippings which can by a deal of ingenuity be made to spell out a message or answer questions yes or no.

    Modern Religious Cults and Movements

  • Mrs. Hawthorne discovered a medium in her English governess; table-rappings and table-tippings were the order of the evening; and some rather surprising results were obtained through Miss Shepard's fingers.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • "I do not take any stock in rappings, table tippings, and that kind of stuff, but I will confess this is too much for me."

    Frank Merriwell Down South

  • Society was largely occupied by the table-tippings and the “rappings.”

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • They really do nothing of the kind; the table-tippings, rappings, materializations, and levitations keep on as before; and I do not believe that the exposure of the novelist who has been the latest victim of the parallel column will injure him a jot in the hearts or heads of his readers.

    Literature and Life (Complete)

  • Society was largely occupied by the table-tippings and the "rappings."

    The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I

  • The two ends of the bow are tipped with horn, and notches are made in these tippings to receive the bowstring.

    The Lady's Country Companion: or, How to Enjoy a Country Life Rationally

  • Dzidza combed through the tippings and found a water-stained school exercise book and a single marble.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • The officials said that Sanzari has now paid all the tippings fees except $198,000.

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