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tole

also tôle  (tōl)
n.
A lacquered or enameled metalware, usually gilded and elaborately painted.

[French tôle, sheet metal, variant of table, table, slab, from Old French, from Latin tabula, board.]

tole

(təʊl)
n
enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
[from French tôle sheet metal, from French (dialect): table, from Latin tabula table]

tole

(toʊl)

n.
a. enameled or lacquered metal, often gilded, used esp. in the 18th century for trays, boxes, etc.
b. articles made of this.
[1925–30; < French tôle sheet of iron, plate, dial. variant of table table]

tole

An object made of tin and decorated with colorful designs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tole - enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century; "the Pennsylvania Dutch tole watering can might be a reproduction but it looks convincing"
metalware - household articles made of metal (especially for use at table)
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She blushed with pleasure, but somehow the compliment did not satisfy her like the blunt praises he used to give her at home, when he promenaded round her on festival occasions, and tole her she was `altogether jolly', with a hearty smile and an approving pat on the head.
Tole ole Ham to watch me, too--servants spyin' on me--whuzyer think that, my fren'?
Well, I 'uz gwyne to spen' it, but I had a dream, en de dream tole me to give it to a nigger name' Balum -- Balum's Ass dey call him for short; he's one er dem chuckleheads, you know.
It was dat ole nigger preacher dat tole it, de time he come over here fum Illinois en preached in de nigger church.
Ole missis, she tole me I got to go an' git dis water an' not stop foolin' roun' wid anybody.
Twould be a thousand pities if he were to tole her away again.
E never gave me that letter or tole me who the lady was.
ad tole me I was going to blow lim to smithereens--there
That chap at Margit ought to 'ave tole me about it.
You tole me the kid aboard the Kincaid ban your kid.
Contract notice: Acquisition of a van tole feeding in grimp vehicle.
Club Captain Bill Scarth gave special thanks and a fond farewell to Graham and Ann Tole who are leaving Bahrain after many years.