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NOUN (1)

1. enameled or lacquered metalware (usually gilded and elaborately painted); popular in the 18th century;
- Example: "the Pennsylvania Dutch tole watering can might be a reproduction but it looks convincing"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tole \Tole\ (t[=o]l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Toled; p. pr. & vb. n. Toling.] [OE. tollen to draw, to entice; of uncertain origin. Cf. Toll to ring a bell.] To draw, or cause to follow, by displaying something pleasing or desirable; to allure by some bait. [Written also toll.] [1913 Webster] Whatever you observe him to be more frighted at then he should, tole him on to by insensible degrees, till at last he masters the difficulty. [1913 Webster]