tiptoe

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Synonyms for tiptoe

the tip of a toe

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walk on one's toes

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walking on the tips of ones's toes so as to make no noise

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References in classic literature ?
TIMMY TIPTOES sat out, enjoying the breeze; he whisked his tail and chuckled --"Little wife Goody, the nuts are ripe; we must lay up a store for winter and spring.
She stole on tiptoe to the window, as cautiously as if she conceived some bloody-minded villain to be watching behind the elm-tree, with intent to take her life.
Hark ye, my son,"--standing on tiptoe to splash the water on the giant--"take your new name on entering the forest.
Even Ali, who had hastened to obey the Count's summons, went forth from his master's presence in charmed amazement at the unusual animation and pleasure depicted on features ordinarily so stern and cold; while, as though dreading to put to flight the agreeable ideas hovering over his patron's meditations, whatever they were, the faithful Nubian walked on tiptoe towards the door, holding his breath, lest its faintest sound should dissipate his master's happy reverie.
Is it nothing that, where the pavement is rotten, I have to walk on tiptoe to save my boots?
It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
Oolanga, having tried standing tiptoe on the highest point near, and holding the lantern as high as he could, threw the light round the edges of the door to see if he could find anywhere a hole or a flaw in the metal through which he could obtain a glimpse.
Mortimer said that the man had walked on tiptoe down that portion of the alley.
He approached them on tiptoe, and heard the archdeacon say in a low tone to Charmolue: "'Twas Guillaume de Paris who caused a Job to be carved upon this stone of the hue of lapis-lazuli, gilded on the edges.
They were met by a deacon with a censer and by a servant who passed out on tiptoe without heeding them.
There was a steep path, from the top of which the rabbit suddenly came into view, and the practice of Porthos was to advance up it on tiptoe, turning near the summit to give me a knowing look and then bounding forward.
He followed Rosa in his stocking feet, walking on tiptoe.
On tiptoe also I followed him; and, just as his hands were on the wardrobe door, my hands were on his throat.
He made his way there, walking on tiptoe, although his feet fell noiselessly upon the thick carpet.
If I walk on tiptoe, he will be vexed; to tread firmly, I'm ashamed.