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- enamelled or lacquered metal ware, usually gilded, popular in the 18th century
from French tôle sheet metal, from French (dialect): table, from Latin tabula table
Word Origin and History for toling
"ornamented and painted sheet iron," 1946, from French tôle "sheet iron," from dialectal taule "table," from Latin tabula "a flat board" (see table (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper