- an English unit of weight, chiefly for wool, commonly equal to 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) but varying locally.
- a load.
- a bushy mass, especially of ivy.
Origin of tod1
1375–1425; late Middle English todde; akin to Frisian (East dial.) todde small load, Old Norse toddi piece, slice
- a fox.
- a crafty, foxy person.
Origin of tod2
1125–75; Middle English (north) < ?
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Master Tod was wrong when he complained that he had not been called.
How Gerald and Tod contrived to do their lessons amidst it was a marvel to every one.
"It's Charley Channing that's the donkey; not me," cried Tod, fiercely.
Gerald Yorke might or might not; but Tod had taken care not to tell Gerald.
"I say, Tod, you were off somewhere to-night for about two hours," said Gerald.
- British a unit of weight, used for wool, etc, usually equal to 28 pounds
C15: probably related to Frisian todde rag, Old High German zotta tuft of hair
- on one's tod British slang on one's own
C19: rhyming slang Tod Sloan/alone, after Tod Sloan, a jockey
- a Scot and northern English dialect word for a fox
C12: of unknown origin
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