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noun acronym
train operating company
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • The face that Charlie made in these circumstances was so ineffably funny, that toc burst into uncontrollable laughter.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • “Of course I do,” said toc, on whose ear the word “father” fell pleasantly.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • There was an assumption of fine paternal dignity about toc when he said this, which was quite beautiful to behold.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • He knocked, toctoc, and the grandmother said, "Who is there?"

    The Fairy Book Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)
  • toc headings and text headings also vary in their specific wording and the presence or absence of parentheses and dashes.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • When he came to the King's palace he climbed up the step; and then he stood on tiptoe, and knocked at the door, toc!

    The Fairy Ring Various
  • He knocked, toctoc, and the grandmother said, “Who is there?”

  • "To-to-to" (patois for the French toc) is an onomatope for the sound of knocking at a door.

  • (for Saint) Theoritgitha in alphabetical list (toc) of Saints.

  • The old town was not then so well known as toc H activities have since made it.

Word Origin and History for toc

word used for the letter T in radio communication, 1898.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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