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tod1

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noun
  1. an English unit of weight, chiefly for wool, commonly equal to 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) but varying locally.
  2. a load.
  3. a bushy mass, especially of ivy.
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Origin of tod1

1375–1425; late Middle English todde; akin to Frisian (East dial.) todde small load, Old Norse toddi piece, slice

tod2

[tod]
noun Scot. and North England.
  1. a fox.
  2. a crafty, foxy person.
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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.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • How Gerald and Tod contrived to do their lessons amidst it was a marvel to every one.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • "It's Charley Channing that's the donkey; not me," cried Tod, fiercely.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • Gerald Yorke might or might not; but Tod had taken care not to tell Gerald.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood

  • "I say, Tod, you were off somewhere to-night for about two hours," said Gerald.

    The Channings

    Mrs. Henry Wood


British Dictionary definitions for tod

tod1

noun
  1. British a unit of weight, used for wool, etc, usually equal to 28 pounds
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Word Origin

C15: probably related to Frisian todde rag, Old High German zotta tuft of hair

tod2

noun
  1. on one's tod British slang on one's own
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Word Origin

C19: rhyming slang Tod Sloan/alone, after Tod Sloan, a jockey

tod3

noun
  1. a Scot and northern English dialect word for a fox
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Word Origin

C12: of unknown origin
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