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tod1

[tod] /tɒd/
noun
1.
an English unit of weight, chiefly for wool, commonly equal to 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms) but varying locally.
2.
a load.
3.
a bushy mass, especially of ivy.
Origin of tod1
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English todde; akin to Frisian (East dial.) todde small load, Old Norse toddi piece, slice

tod2

[tod] /tɒd/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
a fox.
2.
a crafty, foxy person.
Origin
1125-75; Middle English (north) < ?
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  • “Well, I never heard anything like it before,” returned tod.

  • Gerald Yorke might or might not; but tod had taken care not to tell Gerald.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • tod touched the left temple with his finger, drawing it down as far as the back of the ear.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • "I say, tod, you were off somewhere to-night for about two hours," said Gerald.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • It might have been an accident; and the redness of his face might have come of stooping; but I saw tod did not think so.

    Johnny Ludlow. First Series Mrs. Henry Wood
  • How Gerald and tod contrived to do their lessons amidst it was a marvel to every one.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Of all the king's scholars, none were marked late more frequently than Master tod.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I'm not going to let tod Boreck get away with it while we stay in jail.

  • To slip from where tod did was fun; to slip from the top of the opposite zigzag, quite another thing.

British Dictionary definitions for tod

tod1

/tɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit) a unit of weight, used for wool, etc, usually equal to 28 pounds
Word Origin
C15: probably related to Frisian todde rag, Old High German zotta tuft of hair

tod2

/tɒd/
noun
1.
(Brit, slang) on one's tod, on one's own
Word Origin
C19: rhyming slang Tod Sloan/alone, after Tod Sloan, a jockey

tod3

/tɒd/
noun
1.
a Scot and northern English dialect word for a fox
Word Origin
C12: of unknown origin
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Related Abbreviations for tod

TOD

1.
time of day
2.
top of descent
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