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  • v. Present participle of toll.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The use of toll-bait to attract fish; the practice or method of drawing fish, as a school of mackerel, by means of gurry, chum, or stosh thrown overboard. The tolling is done by one of a crew while the others fish.
  • n. plural Toll-bait.
  • n. A method of decoying or luring ducks. See the quotation.
  • n. The act of sounding a bell. See toll.
  • n. The sound produced by a bell under single measured strokes of the clapper.
  • n. A peculiar bell-like sound said to be made by bees before they swarm.

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