Definitions

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  • n. someone employed to collect tolls

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He trotted alone over the carriage road of the Williamsburg Bridge, before the light, while the tollkeeper was sleeping by his stove and many stars were still blazing above the city.

    "there was a white horse..."

  • But several times that night, when a waggon or other vehicle came through, and the driver asked the tollkeeper ‘What news?’ he looked at the man by the light of his lantern, to assure himself that he had an interest in the subject, and then said, wrapping his watch – coat round his legs:

    The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

  • It was a bright day in June and Phineas Longley, tollkeeper for the new suspension bridge on Whiskey Bar, had had a busy morning.

    Down the Mother Lode

  • But several times that night, when a waggon or other vehicle came through, and the driver asked the tollkeeper 'What news?' he looked at the man by the light of his lantern, to assure himself that he had an interest in the subject, and then said, wrapping his watch-coat round his legs:

    Martin Chuzzlewit

  • What they're doing is clearly anticompetitive … They want one superhighway and they're the tollkeeper on that superhighway. says one potential trigger for an investigation is a concern that changes to the Apple developer agreement could harm advertisers on those devices, and benefit Apple:

    Original Signal - Transmitting Web 2.0

  • One tollkeeper said the bridge and tollbooths were "shaken as if by an earthquake rather than a hurricane."

    Search for "anxiety"

  • "You go back!" roared the tollkeeper, swearing, "and go ford the river.

    Down the Mother Lode

  • The ghostly tollkeeper detects the fraud in an instant and roars out, "So you would cheat me of my dues?

    The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3) The Belief Among the Aborigines of Australia, the Torres Straits Islands, New Guinea and Melanesia

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