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Definition for thole (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), tholed, thol·ing.Chiefly Scot.
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I canna thole him, wi' his lang-nebbit words, explainin' an' expoundin' the gude Book as if it had jist come oot!Penelope's Experiences in Scotland|Kate Douglas Wiggin
So the boy was called Tweedie, and founded the great family of that name, whose legend was, “Thole and think.”
I heard the creak of thole-pins as the rowers gave way, and the wash of oars as the boat shot off into the dark.The Adventures of Harry Revel|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
His motto is Thole, and he gets too few opportunities of tholing.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
The folk round could thole them no longer, so they just up and burned the fort aboot their lugs.The Last of the Legions and Other Tales of Long Ago|Arthur Conan Doyle