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

  Top \Top\, n. [AS. top; akin to OFries. top a tuft, D. top top,
     OHG. zopf end, tip, tuft of hair, G. zopf tuft of hair,
     pigtail, top of a tree, Icel. toppr a tuft of hair, crest,
     top, Dan. top, Sw. topp pinnacle, top; of uncertain origin.
     Cf. Tuft.]
     1. The highest part of anything; the upper end, edge, or
        extremity; the upper side or surface; summit; apex;
        vertex; cover; lid; as, the top of a spire; the top of a
        house; the top of a mountain; the top of the ground.
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              The star that bids the shepherd fold,
              Now the top of heaven doth hold.      --Milton.
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     2. The utmost degree; the acme; the summit.
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              The top of my ambition is to contribute to that
              work.                                 --Pope.
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     3. The highest rank; the most honorable position; the utmost
        attainable place; as, to be at the top of one's class, or
        at the top of the school.
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              And wears upon his baby brow the round
              And top of sovereignty.               --Shak.
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     4. The chief person; the most prominent one.
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              Other . . . aspired to be the top of zealots.
                                                    --Milton.
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     5. The crown of the head, or the hair upon it; the head.
        "From top to toe" --Spenser.
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              All the stored vengeance of Heaven fall
              On her ungrateful top !               --Shak.
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     6. The head, or upper part, of a plant.
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              The buds . . . are called heads, or tops, as
              cabbageheads.                         --I. Watts.
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     7. (Naut.) A platform surrounding the head of the lower mast
        and projecting on all sudes. It serves to spead the
        topmast rigging, thus strengheningthe mast, and also
        furnishes a convenient standing place for the men aloft.
        --Totten.
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     8. (Wool Manuf.) A bundle or ball of slivers of comkbed wool,
        from which the noils, or dust, have been taken out.
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     9. Eve; verge; point. [R.] "He was upon the top of his
        marriage with Magdaleine." --Knolles.
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     10. The part of a cut gem between the girdle, or
         circumference, and the table, or flat upper surface.
         --Knight.
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     11. pl. Top-boots. [Slang] --Dickens.
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     12. (Golf)
         (a) A stroke on the top of the ball.
         (b) A forward spin given to the ball by hitting it on or
             near the top.
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     Note: Top is often used adjectively or as the first part of
           compound words, usually self-explaining; as, top stone,
           or topstone; top-boots, or top boots; top soil, or
           top-soil.
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     Top and but (Shipbuilding), a phrase used to denote a
        method of working long tapering planks by bringing the but
        of one plank to the top of the other to make up a constant
        breadth in two layers.
  
     Top minnow (Zool.), a small viviparous fresh-water fish
        ({Gambusia patruelis) abundant in the Southern United
        States. Also applied to other similar species.
  
     From top to toe, from head to foot; altogether.
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