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To Ellerton he meant to give such a telling-off as the young man had never heard in his life before.

I intend to deal with him and give him the telling-off which his impudence and his treason are asking for after the battle.

WORD ORIGIN

"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap."

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