Origin of tolly
First recorded in 1850–55; alteration of tallow
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Examples from the Web for tolly
Tolly felt that at once, yet he could not think of leaving without a search.
Of course he did not know Tolly Trevor; still less did he know that Tolly knew him.
Young though he was, Tolly had already become a fair and ready shot.
“But work is over now—the fire lighted and the kettle on,” objected Tolly.
“Shoved his knife into him,” suggested Tolly Trevor, in eager anxiety.
- Southern African a castrated calf
C19: from Xhosa ithole calf on which the horns have begun to appear
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