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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tiptoe \Tip"toe'\, noun; pl. {Tiptoes}. The end, or tip, of the toe.

He must . . . stand on his typtoon [tiptoes]. --Chaucer.

Upon his tiptoes stalketh stately by. --Spenser.

{To be a tiptoe}, {To stand a tiptoe}, {To stand on tiptoe} or {To be on tiptoe}, to be awake or alive to anything; to be roused; to be eager or alert; as, to be a tiptoe with expectation.

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