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  • verb Archaic spelling of told.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of tell.


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  • Wel, Ai rlly doan caire hoo iyt wuz taht tould kitteh taht CC luuvs hims soe;

    ceiling cat luvs meh, dis i know! - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • I might well be silent: 1 tould not find utterance for the emotions of my heart.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • At length some of the repalers and emancipators knowing that I was a first-rate hand at fiddling came to me and tould me, that if I would give over playing Croppies Lie Down and other Orange tunes, and would play

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Dublin, that is in the village of Donnybrook, as I tould your hanner before.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • At length some Orange men getting acquainted with me, and liking my style of playing, invited me to their lodge, where they gave me to drink and tould me that if I would change my religion, and join them, and play their tunes, they would make it answer my purpose.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • ‘You may say that; and it is a farmer I should have been, like my brother Denis, had not my uncle Phelim, the thief, tould my father to send me to school, to learn Greek letters, that I might be made a saggart of, and sent to Paris and Salamanca.’


  • I went to those who had persuaded me to give up my Orange tunes, and to play Papist ones, begging them to give me work; but they tould me very civilly that they had no further occasion for my services.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • She has tould me all her inward thoughts, and disclosed her passion for

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Croppies Get Up under the nose of the lord-lieutenant himself; but he tould me that he had not time to attend to me, and when I persisted, bade me go to the Divil and shake myself.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • "Percilly"; and, after long and patient investigation, third, that one of them had a wife named Alice, who, he being a foreigner domiciled by marriage, had "tould him she would gett him cleare" should he chance to fall into the hands of the press-gang.

    The Press-Gang Afloat and Ashore


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