toller

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toller someone employed to collect tolls
    • n toller a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Toller A toll gatherer. "Tollers in markets."
    • n Toller One who tolls a bell.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n toller One who collects taxes; a toll-gatherer.
    • n toller In a grist-mill, an attachment for the automatic separation of the toll from the grist; a toll-collector.
    • n toller A variety of dog used in decoying ducks. See tolling, 3.
    • n toller One who tolls a bell.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. tollere,

Usage

In literature:

Next came two Dutch prints which Mr. Toller had been eager for, and after he had secured them he went away.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
A door which faced that which led into the quarters of the Tollers opened into this suite, but it was invariably locked.
"The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Then again, Giles Toller was known to have saved money.
"The Guilty River" by Wilkie Collins
See Toller-Bosworth for three different views; and cf.
"Beowulf" by Unknown
Non humi jacentem tolleres.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
They were all tollerably loose.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
If they wolde saie that thei profyt others by praier / that were tollerable.
"A Treatise of the Cohabitation Of the Faithful with the Unfaithful" by Peter Martyr
Miss ROSALIE TOLLER played the part with great charm and sympathy, and with a lightly-worn grace and dignity that were pure English.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 22, 1916" by Various
I could get a toller cask down out of a van.
"The Golden Magnet" by George Manville Fenn
His comings in are tollerable, yet in small money, and like Halifax great viccaridge most of it in two pences.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
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In poetry:

AEole! namque tibi divûm Pater atque hominum rex,
Et mulcere dedit mentes et tollere vento.
Imitation.
O AEolus! to thee the Sire supreme
Of gods and men the mighty power bequeath'd
To rouse or to assuage the human mind.
"Elegy XVII. He Indulges the Suggestions of Spleen.-- An Elegy to the Winds" by William Shenstone

In news:

Toller Cranston single-handedly reinvented men's skating.
Connecticut Filmmaker Brendan Toller Kickstarts a Documentary About Rock Insider Danny Fields.
Morgan High School's varsity baseball team, led by Head Coach Jeff Toller, continued its impressive run against non-3A opponents by knocking out Division 5A foe, Northridge by a score of 7-0 on March 13th.
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In science:

Acknowledgments It is a pleasure to thank the members of the Department of Theoretical Physics of the University of Trento for warm hospitality, specially Sergio Zerbini, Luciano Vanzo, Guido Cognola, Ruggero Ferrari and Marco Toller.
On two complementary approaches aiming at the definition of the determinant of an elliptic partial differential operator
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