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Tottle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Tottle tŏt"t'l To walk in a wavering, unsteady manner; to toddle; to topple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tottle Same as toddle.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Toddle Totter

Usage

In literature:

Tottle owed him money, so he had a perfect right to laugh at Tottle's expense.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
Aries Tottle's mode, in a word, was based on noumena; Hog's on phenomena.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
The last day at my house had tottled her faith, and her own married experience had finished the work.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
The last day at my house had tottled her faith, and her own married experience had finished the work.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Tottling on the floor at the feet of the man, and caressing his knees, was a child of perhaps two years.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. I. February, 1862, No. II." by Various
The name was spelt in a great variety of ways, such as Tothill, Tuthill, Tottle, Tathyll, and Tottell.
"A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898" by Henry R. Plomer
Tottling on the floor at the feet of the man, and caressing his knees, was a child of perhaps two years.
"Among the Pines" by James R. Gilmore
Mebby them walls didn't stand so firm as the others did, and tottled more now and then.
"Samantha at Coney Island" by Marietta Holley
The woman there described him accurately as "a sort of a tottle" (fool).
"A Book of Ghosts" by Sabine Baring-Gould
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In poetry:

But now they're taught by JOSEPH HU-
ME, by far the cleverest Scot in town,
Their items and their tottles too
Each may dissect his sister Sue,
From his instructions at the U-
—niversity we've Got in town.
"Stinkomalee Triumphans" by Richard Harris Barham
But while I'm biggin' up my dreams the "san' man" comes at last,
An' gars him glow'r an' rub his een, then steek them firm an' fast;
He tottles ow'r sae deep an' soun' that mak' what noise ye can
It canna steer or wauken up oor sairly tired wee man.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson