Definitions

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  • adj. Capable of being clipped.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of being clipped.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being or fit to be clipped; also, trimmed: as, a tonsile hedge.

Etymologies

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Latin tonsilis, from tondere, tonsum, to shear, clip. See tonsure.

Examples

  • I might say here that both the Indian and Eskimo have very large tonsile which fill up their throats, and when the chidren came to school they were all examined and any of them that had enlarged tonsils, they were removed.

    Twenty-Five Years Amongst the Eskimos

  • But if we could have store of the _philyrea folio leviter serrato_ (of which I have rais’d some very fine plants from the seeds) we might fear no weather, and the verdure is incomparable, and all of them tonsile, fit for cradle-work and _umbracula frondium_: a decoction of the

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

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