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 for thole
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thole \Thole\, n. [Written also thowel, and thowl.] [OE.
     thol, AS. [thorn]ol; akin to D. dol, Icel. [thorn]ollr a fir
     tree, a young fir, a tree, a thole.]
     1. A wooden or metal pin, set in the gunwale of a boat, to
        serve as a fulcrum for the oar in rowing. --Longfellow.
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     2. The pin, or handle, of a scythe snath.
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     Thole pin. Same as Thole.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thole \Thole\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tholed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tholing.] [OE. [thorn]olen, [thorn]olien, AS. [thorn]olian;
     akin to OS. thol[=o]n, OHG. dol[=e]n, G. geduld patience,
     dulden to endure, Icel. [thorn]ola, Sw. t[*a]la, Dan. taale,
     Goth. [thorn]ulan, L. tolerate, tulisse, to endure, bear,
     tollere to lift, bear, Gr. ? to bear, Skr. tul to lift.
     [root]55. Cf. Tolerate.]
     To bear; to endure; to undergo. [Obs. or Scot.] --Gower.
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           So much woe as I have with you tholed.   --Chaucer.
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           To thole the winter's steely dribble.    --Burns.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Thole \Thole\, v. i.
     To wait. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
     [1913 Webster] Thomaean

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  thole
      n 1: a holder attached to the gunwale of a boat that holds the
           oar in place and acts as a fulcrum for rowing [syn: peg,
           pin, thole, tholepin, rowlock, oarlock]

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