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toller1

[toh-ler] /ˈtoʊ lər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that tolls.
2.
Also called tolling dog. a small dog trained to entice ducks into shooting range or a trap.
3.
a person who tolls a bell.
4.
a bell used for tolling; a tolling bell.
Origin of toller1
1400-1450
1400-50; Middle English: one who lures. See toll2, -er1

toller2

[toh-ler] /ˈtoʊ lər/
noun
Origin
before 1000; Middle English; Old English tollere. See toll1, -er1

Toller

[taw-ler, tol-er; German taw-luh r] /ˈtɔ lər, ˈtɒl ər; German ˈtɔ lər/
noun
1.
Ernst
[urnst;; German ernst] /ɜrnst;; German ɛrnst/ (Show IPA),
1893–1939, German dramatist.
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  • But at length I was on my feet, and with urchins clinging to every available hold about me, advanced to bid Mrs. toller good-by.

    A Maid of the Kentucky Hills Edwin Carlile Litsey
  • Miss toller did all she could to get other boarders, but none came and she had a hard time.

    More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford
  • In the evening, Mr. toller, of Kettering, preached to the people from Acts ii.

  • At the age of fifty or thereabouts Shepherd toller went mad.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • In the afternoon Miss toller was obliged to tell Helen the unpleasant news.

    More Pages from a Journal Mark Rutherford
  • Miss toller was very young and very shy, but undoubtedly pretty.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • I call him mine, but really old toller, my groom, is the only man who can do anything with him.

  • Dr. toller left Mr. Binney an hour afterwards, chastened and repentant.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
  • Towards the end of the summer toller's health began to decline.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • "I shall tell what I please to whomsoever I please," said Mrs. toller.

    Peter Binney Archibald Marshall
British Dictionary definitions for toller

Toller

/German ˈtɔlər/
noun
1.
Ernst (ɛrnst). 1893–1939, German dramatist and revolutionary, noted particularly for his expressionist plays, esp Masse Mensch (1921)
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