Tiptoe mirth
Tiptoe Tip"toe`, a. 1. Being on tiptoe, or as on tiptoe; hence, raised as high as possible; lifted up; exalted; also, alert. [1913 Webster]

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day Stands tiptoe on the misty mountain tops. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Above the tiptoe pinnacle of glory. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. Noiseless; stealthy. ``With tiptoe step.'' --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

{Tiptoe mirth}, the highest degree of mirth. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]


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