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- n. a person who collects the toll at a toll road or toll bridge
- n. a device that counts the people going through a turnstile and paying a toll
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A functionary who collects tolls and charges.
- n. A counter or registering device to indicate the number of persons passing a turnstile.
- n. In a grain-mill, a device attached to the feed to take out the toll, or miller's compensation.
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The mutimedia gadget we carried with us enhanced the experience with commentary and interviews which told of his life (amateur artist, fitting in painting round the day job of toll-collector, totally self-taught yet possessing unflinching belief in his ability) his influences, and the artists that he influenced in turn including Max Ernst and Picasso.
It is ludicrous for the illicit toll-collector to argue that if people can learn how to cross the Brooklyn Bridge without paying the illicit toll, then legitimate toll collectors will be at risk.
We see already posted placards, offering L.500 for the discovery of the actual perpetrator of the murder of the poor toll-collector.
A marriage is on the _tapis_ between Mr. John Smith, the distinguished toll-collector at the Marsh Gate, and Miss Julia Belinda Snooks, the lovely and accomplished daughter of the gallant out-pensioner of Greenwich
We know how he behaved to the toll-collector at Tusculum who asked his pardon; and such was all his behaviour.
We crossed the Oconee on a pontoon bridge, where the fat old ferryman now acts as toll-collector.
The aged and polite toll-collector smiles and bows at me as I trundle innocently past his sentry-box-like office up the steep incline, hoping that I may take the hint and spare him the necessity of telling me the nature of his duty.
Thus much the toll-collector said, but when asked if Rugg had appeared again he made no reply.
The Wesleyans were at one time all-powerful in our road district, and Nicholas, foreseeing a chance of filling an office of profit under the Board, threw away all his sins, and obtained grace and a billet as toll-collector or pikeman.
[Footnote: 2] We know how he behaved to the toll-collector at Tusculum who asked his pardon; and such was all his behavior.