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

  Tipple \Tip"ple\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tippled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tippling.] [From tip a small end, or a word akin to it; cf.
     Norw. tipla to tipple, to drip, Prov. E. tip, tiff, tift, a
     draught of liquor, dial. G. zipfeln to eat and drink in small
     parts. See Tip a point, and cf. Tipsy.]
     To drink spirituous or strong liquors habitually; to indulge
     in the frequent and improper used of spirituous liquors;
     especially, to drink frequently in small quantities, but
     without absolute drunkeness.
     [1913 Webster]
           Few of those who were summoned left their homes, and
           those few generally found it more agreeable to tipple
           in alehouses than to pace the streets.   --Macaulay.
     [1913 Webster]

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