enameled or lacquered metalware, usually with gilt decoration, often used, especially in the 18th century, for trays, lampshades, etc.
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How to use tole in a sentence
He tole her he had a nice forty acres fer sale–hunderd down, the balance later on.Alec Lloyd, Cowpuncher | Eleanor Gates
I done tole her, an' her face lit right up like de sun shinin' in de mawnin'.
Now, hain't I, an' I hain't tole many lies, nor tached a thing sense I took that bill from him.
Miss Dory never tole nothin'; she was silent as de grave about—him—de fader of de lill chile, I mean.
I don't remember, 'case as I said my memory is ole an' leaky, and mebby I ain't tellin' it right in course as I tole him.
British Dictionary definitions for tole
enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
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