Tole meaning

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A lacquered or enameled metalware, usually gilded and elaborately painted.
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To allure; entice.
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A type of lacquered or enameled metalware popular in the 18th cent. and reproduced today for trays, lamps, etc.: it is commonly dark-green, ivory, or black.
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(uncommon) Tola (unit of mass)
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To entice.

It is often necessary to tole a big stag, to induce him to leave the hind ...

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To allure.
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(uncountable) A decorative metalware having a lacquered or enamelled surface that is painted or gilded.
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Origin of tole

  • French tôle sheet metal variant of table table, slab from Old French from Latin tabula board

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French tôle (“sheet iron"), from dialect French taule (“table"), from Latin tabula

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English stem *tyll, related to betyllan (“to allure") and fortyllan (“to seduce").

    From Wiktionary