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toller1

[toh-ler] /ˈtoʊ lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that tolls.
2.
Also called tolling dog. a small dog trained to entice ducks into shooting range or a trap.
3.
a person who tolls a bell.
4.
a bell used for tolling; a tolling bell.
Origin of toller1
1400-1450
1400-50; Middle English: one who lures. See toll2, -er1

toller2

[toh-ler] /ˈtoʊ lər/
noun
Origin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tollere. See toll1, -er1

Toller

[taw-ler, tol-er; German taw-luh r] /ˈtɔ lər, ˈtɒl ər; German ˈtɔ lər/
noun
1.
Ernst
[urnst;; German ernst] /ɜrnst;; German ɛrnst/ (Show IPA),
1893–1939, German dramatist.
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  • The Rucastles will be gone by that time, and toller will, we hope, be incapable.

  • It is clear that Mrs. toller knows more about this matter than any one else.

  • Miss toller did all she could to get other boarders, but none came and she had a hard time.

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  • Mr. toller met them at the station with a four-wheeled chaise.

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  • Towards the end of the summer toller's health began to decline.

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  • At the age of fifty or thereabouts Shepherd toller went mad.

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  • The result was that toller was forthwith appointed as an understudy to Snarley Bob.

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  • In due course, therefore, toller was entrusted with great responsibilities.

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  • Shortly after this toller disappeared and, though the search was diligent, he could not be found.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • "Oh, all University men like University life, Mrs. toller," he replied.

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British Dictionary definitions for toller

Toller

/German ˈtɔlər/
noun
1.
Ernst (ɛrnst). 1893–1939, German dramatist and revolutionary, noted particularly for his expressionist plays, esp Masse Mensch (1921)
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