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ID #4808

tell

v. 1. [Trin. idem (Winer p.c.); cf. Brit. dial. West tell to speak, say EDD] to say: He tell we should go there (Crooked).

2. [Cayman idem (Fuller 68)] to ask: We tell the woman, we could go in there please? (Andros).

v. [probably from toll, homophonous with told, construed as the past tense of tell] (of bells) to ring: Church bell tellin' (Eleu.)

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Last update: 2011-08-29 03:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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