• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tolling the use of toll-bait to allure fish: a method of decoying ducks
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  • Wayne Dyer
    “Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Toll (1).


In literature:

There's a bell made fast to it, which, whenever a gale is blowing, tolls by the tossing of the seas as they drive against it.
"Will Weatherhelm" by W.H.G. Kingston
The Yukon's a-goin' to take its toll.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
There are so many in black, and the church bells have always a tolling sound.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Farther on, at a toll-gate, I heard the voice of Tom Williamson.
"The Story of a Cannoneer Under Stonewall Jackson" by Edward A. Moore
The Hell Fever took a constant, relentless toll.
"Space Prison" by Tom Godwin
The portrait, however, that is the most powerful, as well as the most rare, is Van Tolling the Advocate.
"Rembrandt and His Works" by John Burnet
Day by day the toll of lives is paid, and still the cruel daughters of the deep remain unsatisfied.
"A Book of Myths" by Jean Lang
Sometimes when people come along and find they have nothin' to pay toll with they go back and get the money somewhere.
"John Gayther's Garden and the Stories Told Therein" by Frank R. Stockton
The bell ceased its tolling, and Rev.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
But we ain't never fund no trace o' the filly sence she war tolled off one night las' fall a year ago.
"'way Down In Lonesome Cove" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

In poetry:

I cannot sing in happy mood
While hostile armies take their toll.
On these dark days I toil and brood
With starless midnight in my soul.
"Dark Days" by Max Ehrmann
For love to fill. Our nakedness of soul
Brings to that Gate no toll;
Giftless we come to Him, who all things gives,
And live because He lives.
"To Oliver Wendell Holmes" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As mad sexton's bell, tolling
For earth's loveliest daughter
Night's dumbness breaks rolling
So our boat breaks the water
"Song On The Water." by Thomas Lovell Beddoes
Soft!... Where the dead feel the buried dead,
Where the high hermit-bell hourly tolls,
Bury me, near to the haunting tread
Of life that o'errolls.
"The Dying Poet" by Cale Young Rice
Sexton! Martha's dead and gone;
Toll the bell! toll the bell!
'Tis fitting she should lie below
A pure white sheet of drifted snow.
Toll the bell!
"Martha" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sexton! Martha's dead and gone;
Toll the bell! toll the bell!
She'll bring no more, by day or night,
Her basket full of linen white.
Toll the bell!
"Martha" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Decapitated bodies in Acapulco spotlight drug war's toll on tourism.
Next week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is expected to propose fare and toll increases to raise another $450 million a year.
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Flickr, Oran ViriyincyAccording to the Washington State Department of Traffic, State Route 540 will be come a toll bridge in December.
State tolling cleared way for feds to follow suit .
Eckhart Tolle's Secret to Stress- Free Living .
Death toll at 4, with 37 homes destroyed.
At Famous Hudson River Crossing, Picking Up Hitchhikers Takes a Toll.
But time has taken its toll, and the days may be numbered for the fair grandstand .
Storm toll high, but nests still hatching.
Anti-toll group calls for JP to sue over vote.
Future of CCC tolls remains uncertain.
Leaders tout 110 toll lanes, but some motorists grumble .
As AIDS continues still to take its toll, one thing we survivors can do.
Texas breaks the speed barrier with 85 mph toll road.

In science:

In Chapter 2 we will formally define the problem of additive tree functionals, introducing the concept of a toll function.
Additive functionals on random search trees
In Chapter 3 we consider the random permutation model and prove general results that relate the asymptotics of the toll function to that of the corresponding tree functional.
Additive functionals on random search trees
Finally, in Chapters 7 and 8, the extension of singularity analysis to Hadamard products will be applied to the Catalan model for binary search trees, resulting in limit laws under two different classes of toll functions.
Additive functionals on random search trees
We will, in Chapters 7 and 8, use the results derived in Chapter 4 to get limiting distributions induced by two types of toll functions.
Additive functionals on random search trees
Given the toll sequence (tn ) defining the sequence (Xn ) of random functionals of interests, the means (µn ) satisfy precisely the recurrence (2.3.3) with (bn ) replaced by (tn ).
Additive functionals on random search trees