Definitions

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  • n. A writ by which a cause pending in a court baron was removed into a country court.
  • n. Alternative form of tölt.
  • v. Alternative form of tölt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writ by which a cause pending in a court baron was removed into a country court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In old English law, a writ whereby a cause depending in a court-baron was removed into a county court.

Etymologies

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Latin tolta, from Latin tollere to take away.

Examples

  • English "tolt," and thus into what I believe to be a purely American word.

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  • Sinkfiel ', he wuz dyah, an' tolt ''bout how I beat P'laski, an' how he heah him 'way out in main road, hollerin' 'murder.'

    P'laski's Tunament 1891

  • I ternt my rv into a kitchin but my lanlord sed no way jolene until i showd him my cooch then he ate for free if you now what i mean boy howdy but ricky tolt me that sellin my cooken was like whoren but not as much money i dont care i tolt him as long as i gets my ine and still have my welfare check rite red fuckem

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  • Alabama tends to be a standout; it has a lot of auto manufacturing but not U.S. companies, non-unionized manufacturing and they tolt (ph) that as one of their reasons why unemployment is a little lower there.

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  • Sum rikwests haff naw kum in, but me iz tolt dat cats du not plai bark, or da theem ta Dangermouse.

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  • So, they haven't gone tolt to the border yet, but clearly the Egyptians are trying some strategy to push from behind.

    CNN Transcript Jan 26, 2008

  • “And could not Contenson haf tolt me de truf, instead of making me pleed out one tousand franc?”

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  • Europe, she shall not be angry to be tolt that she is fery, fery rich.

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  • “Montame du Fal – Noble tolt me you shall have some iteas,” said Nucingen, scrutinizing Peyrade.

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  • Rice island = Beras (means rice in Indonesian) -- has tolt with fresh-water river Potami; most of island terraced for rice farming with ducks and geese flocked on rice ponds, plus airfield, residences, few shops; on protected atoll lagoon with Yanja

    Archive 2004-12-12

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