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 for Tippet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tippet \Tip"pet\, n. [OE. tipet, tepet, AS. t[ae]ppet, probably
     fr. L. tapete tapestry, hangings. Cf. Tape, Tapestry,
     1. A cape, or scarflike garment for covering the neck, or the
        neck and shoulders, -- usually made of fur, cloth, or
        other warm material. --Chaucer. Bacon.
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     2. A length of twisted hair or gut in a fish line. [Scot.]
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     3. A handful of straw bound together at one end, and used for
        thatching. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
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     Tippet grebe (Zool.), the great crested grebe, or one of
        several similar species.
     Tippet grouse (Zool.), the ruffed grouse.
     To turn tippet, to change. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a woman's fur shoulder cape with hanging ends; often
           consisting of the whole fur of a fox or marten

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