thole1 [thōl]
[ME tholle < OE thol, akin to ON thollr, Du dol < IE * teul- < base * tēu-, to swell > THUMB]
a pin or either of a pair of pins made of metal or wood and set vertically in the gunwale of a boat to serve as a fulcrum for an oar
thole2 [thōl]
tholed, tholing [ME tholen < OE tholian < IE base * tel-, to bear > TOLERATE] [Now Dial., Chiefly Brit.] to suffer; endure; undergo

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