American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A lacquered or enameled metalware, usually gilded and elaborately painted.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. uncountable A decorative metalware having a lacquered or enamelled surface that is painted or gilded
- n. uncommon tola (unit of mass)
- v. To entice.
- v. To allure.
- v. To attract.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.
- n. enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century
- From Old English stem *tyll, related to betyllan ("to allure") and fortyllan ("to seduce"). (Wiktionary)
- French tôle, sheet metal, variant of table, table, slab, from Old French, from Latin tabula, board. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Tatum O'Neal (how funny is she on Rescue Me?) will play the title tole in a Saving Grace (no relationship to the TV show starring Holly Hunter) which will be the directing debut of Connie Stevens.”
“Jordon, an 'de Yankees come an' he treated 'em from whiskey he had in a bottle, an 'tole 'em he had no more.”
“I jes 'tole' um," he said, "to send for Dr. Brooks, and he'd beat the devil gettin 'to me.”
“I got hold of my papa and mamma, an 'tole 'em to ask God to make 'em good, an' he'd do it; an 'took hold of my little mate July,”
“tole" her down the required way if she showed a tendency to run in another direction.”
“bout my age, an 'tole' im he mus 'pray, an' I'd pray for 'im.”
“tole" painting - decorative folk art on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture.”
“Young mas'r,' she said, 'tole' her she had to run away, taking the baby of course.”
“But on the way 'ome, as I tellt yer, I met Hastings, an' tole '_im_, an' then give 'im notice. ”
“I sprayed the final piece several times with tole painting matte fixative.”
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