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tola

[toh-lah] /ˈtoʊ lɑ/
noun
1.
a unit of weight in India: the government tola is 180 ser and equals 180 grains (11.7 grams), the weight of a silver rupee.
Origin of tola
1605-1615
1605-15; < Hindi tolāSanskrit tolaka
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  • On the fourth day we made the shores of the tola well after nightfall.

    Beasts, Men and Gods Ferdinand Ossendowski
  • If so, then indeed it would go ill with tola and his following.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • Let us see whether the magic of Mahlula is greater than that of tola.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • tola I knew, and those who worked magic with him, but of this one never a word.

    The Induna's Wife Bertram Mitford
  • tola would have had a pleasant life with me; she would have been happy.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • All that I have written is strict truth, but that truth will not bring tola back to me.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • On the morning after that day of disaster tola's father came to me.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • I asked tola's father then to go to his house with me; he consented with gladness.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • We had not thought of this, that tola could find no greater attachment in the whole world.

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • To live with tola and cease to love her,—we will see about that!

    Hania Henryk Sienkiewicz
British Dictionary definitions for tola

tola

/ˈtəʊlə/
noun
1.
a unit of weight, used in India, the eightieth part of a ser and equal to 180 grains
Word Origin
C17: from Hindi tolā, from Sanskrit tulā scale, from tul to weigh
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