from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having the wings tipped with red: as, the red-tipped clearwing, a British moth, Sesia formicæformis.


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  • The warriors with red-tipped fingers try to stop them from learning more from the tribe, and battle/treachery ensues. (more …)

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  • Mam went to the Church, her hair in a net, the cigarette red-tipped in her teeth.

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  • Air Show The accident took place under partly cloudy skies as spectators were watching the last race of the day, called "the Gold Race" pitting Mr. Leeward's P-51 Mustang -- the "Galloping Ghost," a sleek silver machine with a red-tipped black propeller-- against about six other vintage planes.

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  • But Savage has barriers put between him and his destiny by Mayans with red-tipped fingers, the warriors led by a villain masked as Kukulcan, the Feathered Serpent.

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  • The wide-eyed peones dragged him quickly backward with shuffling feet as Carlos stood motionless, red-tipped horns held high, Hernando's blood dripping down from his nostrils.

    Carlos The Impossible (Part 2)

  • A squadron of shiny black eyes and red-tipped vultures 'beaks, the wings beating a slow tattoo of death.

    ...And Nail

  • She stood with her wan, red-tipped talons splayed squarely over her hips, and looked down at me with a military smile.

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  • Microbes turn the chemicals into energy and biomass, larger creatures eat the microbes, and the result is exotic animals like red-tipped tubeworms that have neither mouth nor stomach, as well as anemones, giant red-fleshed clams, jellyfish that resemble dandelions, shrimp, snails, lobsters, and blind white crabs — different combinations of species at each vent.

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  • I push back the cover and look at the red-tipped sticks lined up inside.


  • Her nose was red-tipped from the cold air, and she had clumps of unidentifiable stuff in her hair.

    Stupid Cupid


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