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

  Ruffed \Ruffed\, a.
     Furnished with a ruff.
     [1913 Webster]
     Ruffed grouse (Zool.), a North American grouse ({Bonasa
        umbellus) common in the wooded districts of the Northern
        United States. The male has a ruff of brown or black
        feathers on each side of the neck, and is noted for the
        loud drumming sound he makes during the breeding season.
        Called also tippet grouse, partridge, birch
        partridge, pheasant, drummer, and white-flesher.
     ruffed+lemur+(Zool.),+a+species+of+lemur+({lemur+varius">ruffed lemur (Zool.), a species of lemur ({lemur varius)
        having a conspicuous ruff on the sides of the head. Its
        color is varied with black and white. Called also ruffed
        [1913 Webster]

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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