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  • n. Plural form of tossel.


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  • So the door opened sure enough, an 'in come a great big chap, dhressed in the most elegantest way ever you see, wid a cockade in his hat, an' a plume ov feathers out ov id, an 'goolden epulets upon his shouldhers, an' tossels an 'bobs of goold all over the coat ov him, jist like any lord ov the land.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 390, September 19, 1829

  • The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,

    When the Frost is on the Punkin

  • The husky, rusty rustle of the tossels of the corn,

    The Book of Humorous Verse

  • The chair cushions were of red-and-white glazed patch, the turkey wings that served as hearth brushes were hung against the white-painted chimney-piece with blue skirt braid, and the white shades were finished with home-made scarlet "tossels."

    The Village Watch-Tower

  • Josiah wuz bound to have a sack embroidered like one of theirn, and some wooden shoes, and caps with tossels -- he thought they wuz dressy -- and he wanted some big sleeves that he could use as a pocket; and then sez he --

    Samantha at the World's Fair

  • I thought like as not I should see purple curtains hung on shinin 'poles, jest so many cubits long and high, and gorgeous carpets to walk on and ornaments and fringes and tossels.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

  • Striving to go well through her troubled months until her hour should come, Elizabeth smiled often at Davie, and sometimes the smile was a tender laugh in her throat -- Davie clumping excitedly over the farm about his work; Davie bringing home from town the cautious purchase of a child's sack, and crying out in exultation, "It's got tossels on it!"

    Life at High Tide

  • Though I would on no account or consideration give him a bode for the Hessian boots, which having cuddy-heels and long silk tossels, were by far and away over grand for the like of a tailor, such as me, and fit for the Sunday's wear of some fashionable Don of the first water.

    The Life of Mansie Wauch tailor in Dalkeith

  • "The husky, rusty russel of the tossels of the corn,

    The Complete Works of James Whitcomb Riley, Volume 10


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