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When he tried to think about it, he found nothing but a roaring of wind and of waves in his ears, a numbness of arms as he laboured with the oar tholed abaft to keep her heavy head up, a prickly chill in his legs as the brine in the wallowing boat ran up them, and then a great wallop and gollop of the element too abundant round him.
Springhaven Richard Doddridge 2004
This was his attitude through life; he would always have 'tholed his paiks' that the poor might 'enjoy their play,' the imprisoned go free; and the position which he took up in regard to Samoan troubles was a practical proof that he was, as he called himself, 'a ready soldier, 'willing to spend and be spent for others.
Robert Louis Stevenson Margaret Moyes Black
We three have tholed together empty wame and niddering cold and the weariness o 'death.
A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45 William MacLeod Raine 1912
This was a sore joke against me for a length of time; but I tholed it patiently, considering cannily within myself, that even Johnny Cope himself had not learned the art of war in a single morning.
The World's Greatest Books — Volume 06 — Fiction Various 1909
I can't think, my God, that any heart of man ever tholed the appalling nightmare and black abysm of sensations in which, during those four long desert months, I weltered: for though I was as a brute, I had a man's heart to feel.
The Purple Cloud 1906
During the next month he tholed the cold of that same punishment - cell; and during the next was in his old cell, but in chains, picking oakum.
The Lord of the Sea 1906
Now I had tholed this penance, maybe, a dozen times, and could never win a speech from Mrs. Johnstone, nor a look, to show that she regarded me while present or remembered me after I had gone.
Two Sides of the Face Midwinter Tales Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch 1903
So they pushed out to sea, and hard weather they tholed.
Kormáks saga. English 1862- [Translator] J��n Stef��nsson 1893
"Dree out the inch when ye've tholed the span," cried Matthew; "I'd nivver strain lang at sic a wee gnat as that."
The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance Hall Caine 1892
They wanted to watch how Gourlay tholed the mention o 'his son's disgrace.
The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown 1885