from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A lacquered or enameled metalware, usually gilded and elaborately painted.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A decorative metalware having a lacquered or enamelled surface that is painted or gilded
  • n. tola (unit of mass)
  • v. To entice.
  • v. To allure.
  • v. To attract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as toll, toll.
  • n. A Middle English form of tool.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century


French tôle, sheet metal, variant of table, table, slab, from Old French, from Latin tabula, board.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French tôle ("sheet iron"), from dialect French taule ("table"), from Latin tabula (Wiktionary)
From Old English stem *tyll, related to betyllan ("to allure") and fortyllan ("to seduce"). (Wiktionary)



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  • To entice
    And thus the young soldier is to be train’d on to the warfare of life; ... that more things be not represented as dangerous than really are so; and then, that whatever you observe him to be more frighted at than he should, you be sure to tole him on to by insensible degrees ... - "Some Thoughts Concerning Education"

    To lure
    It is often necessary to tole a big stag, to induce him to leave the hind ...

    September 14, 2011

  • To tole at Google Books in the Dictionary of Newfoundland English.

    February 27, 2011