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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Tull To allure; to tole. "With empty hands men may no hawkes tull ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Jethro Tull is not the name of the rock singer responsible for such songs as "Aqualung" and "Thick as a Brick." Jethro Tull is the name of the band. The singer is Ian Anderson. The original Jethro Tull was an English horticulturalist who invented the seed drill.
    • tull An obsolete form of till.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tullen,. See Tole


In literature:

Dibbling or drilling of grain, notwithstanding Platt and Jethro Tull, were still rare.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864" by Various
All she needs is a quart or so of glass beads and a little pink tulle and there she is.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
Five hours later the park was almost deserted, and the gleam of white shirt-front or tulle-foam was caught as a closed carriage passed.
"Impressions of a War Correspondent" by George Lynch
The white tulle gown, made with a half-dozen skirts, floated about her so lightly that she seemed rising from, suspended above it.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Besides, the tulle was all frayed and faded.
"Elder Conklin" by Frank Harris
In fact, there is no need of your wearing black tulle any more.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
BALUZE, ETIENNE (1630-1718), French scholar, was born at Tulle on the 24th of November 1630.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Sylvia's exquisitely modelled face and white shoulders emerged from clouds of grey tulle.
"The Twelfth Hour" by Ada Leverson
I wouldn't, for instance, for anything, let her wear her new tulle dress from Armand!
"The Limit" by Ada Leverson
I find she looks too body-less in the white tulle.
"Erdgeist (Earth-Spirit)" by Frank Wedekind
The veil was of gold tulle.
"Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign" by John Ashton
It seemed to me as if the frill of English tulle had crept considerably lower down the shoulder, nay, lower still.
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
I received a call from the Bishop of Tulle for the same office.
"The Poniard's Hilt" by Eugène Sue
A maiden bride should dress in white, and should wear a veil, of lace, tulle, or gauze.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
Another at Tulle, in 1820, cut away a quantity of lead from the terrace where the prisoners walked for exercise.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
Two young cousins in white tulle made the only points of light amid the gloomy black.
"Gertrude's Marriage" by W. Heimburg
Vialle (Correze), Tulle, 1823, 4to.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 4" by Various
The seven veils were of soft, clinging tulle.
"Interpreters" by Carl Van Vechten
It was nearly six o'clock, and she wanted half a yard of pink tulle before the shops closed.
"Just Around the Corner" by Fannie Hurst
As the tulle fell away, leaving her neck bare, a sudden temptation seized the man.
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine

In news:

A bit of the ol' Jethro Tull .
Matt Wagner, Simon Bisley and Thomas Tull .
Jethro Tull 's Ian Anderson Plays Thick as a Brick 1 & 2 at new Jersey Performing Arts Center.
Ian Anderson, longtime frontman for Jethro Tull, has released a sequel to the 1972 hit… (ASSOCIATED PRESS ).
Jethro Tull 's Ian Anderson Thick As A Brick 1 & 2 at the Beacon Theatre.
40 years later, Jethro Tull 's 'Thick as a Brick' gets a sequel.
Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson will perform "Thick as a Brick" 1 and 2 at the Carpenter Theatre on Sunday.
Jethro Tull 's Ian Anderson plays 'Thick as a Brick'.
Most people might remember Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson playing flute standing on one leg.
UTC's ear-tucking Davis Tull gives answers.
COLUMBIA — June Ridgway Tull was a lifelong resident of Columbia who was active in community and church organizations.
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull .
Think you're too punk-rock to appreciate Jethro Tull .
Simon Kuper nominates Walter Tull, a black man who played for Spurs and became a WW1 army officer, to join our Political Football First XI.
Pauline Tull -Francis: Singer With Dance Moves.

In science:

The information on McDonald Coud´e Echelle is based on Hobbs & Welty (1991) and Tull et al. (1995).
An Optical Ultrahigh Resolution Spectrograph for Use with Adaptive Optics
The HET has three facility instruments that are in principle available at all times: the Marcario Low Resolution Spectrograph (LRS; Hill et al. 1998), mounted in the prime-focus tracker; the Medium Resolution Spectrograph (MRS; Ramsey et al. 2003); and the High Resolution Spectrograph (HRS; Tull 1998).
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
We began regular observations of these four stars from late-December 2001 to Mid-February 2002 (and a few observations of each star taken sporadically during the fall of 2001) with the HRS at the HET (Tull 1998; Cochran et al. 2003).
Searching for Planets in the Hyades III: The Quest for Short-Period Planets