Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A lacquered or enameled metalware, usually gilded and elaborately painted.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as toll, toll.
  • noun A Middle English form of tool.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.

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  • noun uncountable A decorative metalware having a lacquered or enamelled surface that is painted or gilded
  • noun uncommon tola (unit of mass)
  • verb To entice.
  • verb To allure.
  • verb To attract.

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  • noun enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French tôle, sheet metal, variant of table, table, slab, from Old French, from Latin tabula, board.]

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From French tôle ("sheet iron"), from dialect French taule ("table"), from Latin tabula

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From Old English stem *tyll, related to betyllan ("to allure") and fortyllan ("to seduce").

Examples

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  • To tole at Google Books in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

    February 27, 2011

  • To entice

    And thus the young soldier is to be train’d on to the warfare of life; ... that more things be not represented as dangerous than really are so; and then, that whatever you observe him to be more frighted at than he should, you be sure to tole him on to by insensible degrees ... - "Some Thoughts Concerning Education"

    To lure

    It is often necessary to tole a big stag, to induce him to leave the hind ...

    September 14, 2011