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thole

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

tholen. [OE. thol, AS. ; akin to D. dol, Icel. a fir tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.].
  •  A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing.  Longfellow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath.  [1913 Webster]
Thole pin. Same as Thole.
tholev. t. [OE. , , AS. ; akin to OS. tholōn, OHG. dolēn, G. geduld patience, dulden to endure, Icel. , Sw. tåla, Dan. taale, Goth. , L. tolerate, tulisse, to endure, bear, tollere to lift, bear, Gr. to bear, Skr. tul to lift. √55. Cf. Tolerate.].
     To bear; to endure; to undergo.  Gower.  [1913 Webster]
    "So much woe as I have with you tholed."  [1913 Webster]
    "To thole the winter's steely dribble."  [1913 Webster]
tholev. i. 
     To wait.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

thole, n. (in full thole-pin)
1 a pin in the gunwale of a boat as the fulcrum for an oar.
2 each of two such pins forming a rowlock.

thole, v.tr. Sc. or archaic 1 undergo or suffer (pain, grief, etc.).
2 permit or admit of.

Etymology
OE tholian f. Gmc

ROGET THESAURUS

thole

Feeling

VB feel, receive an impression, be impressed with, entertain feeling, harbor feeling, cherish feeling, respond, catch the flame, catch the infection, enter the spirit of, bear, suffer, support, sustain, endure, thole, aby, abide, experience, taste, prove, labor under, smart under, bear the brunt of, brave, stand, swell, glow, warm, flush, blush, change color, mantle, turn color, turn pale, turn red, turn black in the face, tingle, thrill, heave, pant, throb, palpitate, go pitapat, tremble, quiver, flutter, twitter, shake, be agitated, be excited, look blue, look black, wince, draw a deep breath, impress.


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