(n.) One who does not try for honors, but is content to take a degree merely; a passman.
(n.) The head; the back part of the head.
(n.) A number or aggregate of heads; a list or register of heads or individuals.
(n.) Specifically, the register of the names of electors who may vote in an election.
(n.) The casting or recording of the votes of registered electors; as, the close of the poll.
(n.) The place where the votes are cast or recorded; as, to go to the polls.
(n.) The broad end of a hammer; the but of an ax.
(n.) The European chub. See Pollard, 3 (a).
(v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
(v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
(v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
(v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
(v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
(v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
(v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
(v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight line without indentation; as, a polled deed. See Dee/ poll.
(v. i.) To vote at an election.
(1) For some time now, public opinion polls have revealed Americans' strong preference to live in comparatively small cities, towns, and rural areas rather than in large cities.
(2) Many hope this week's photocalls with the two men will be a recruiting aid and provide a desperately needed bounce in the polls.
(3) The move comes as a poll found that 74% of people want doctors to be allowed to help terminally ill people end their lives.
(4) In a poll before the debate, 48% predicted that Merkel, who will become Europe's longest serving leader if re-elected on 22 September, would emerge as the winner of the US-style debate, while 26% favoured Steinbruck, a former finance minister who is known for his quick-wit and rhetorical skills, but sometimes comes across as arrogant.
(5) Polls indicated that anger over the government shutdown, which was sharply felt in parts of northern Virginia, as well as discomfort with Cuccinelli's deeply conservative views, handed the race to McAuliffe, a controversial Democratic fundraiser and close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.
(6) Numerous voters reported problems at polling stations on Tuesday.
(7) Yet, polls have Maryland voters approving same-sex marriage by 14 to 20 points.
(8) It is worth noting though that the government is reaping scant reward in the polls even though the economy has expanded by more than 3% over the past year and – according to the IMF – will be the fastest growing of the G7 economies this year.
(9) Unfortunately for the governor, he could win both states and still face the overwhelming likelihood of failure if he doesn't take Ohio, where the poll found Obama out front 51-43.
(10) As it was, Labour limped in seven points and nearly two million votes behind the Conservatives because older cohorts of the electorate leant heavily to the Tories and grandpa and grandma turned up at the polling stations in the largest numbers.
(11) Facebook Twitter Pinterest Nick Clegg and the Liberal Democrats have suffered a dramatic slump in support as a result of their role in the coalition and are now barely ahead of the Greens with an average rating of about 8% in the polls.
(12) He won the Labour candidacy for the Scottish seat of Kilmarnock and Loudon in 1997, within weeks of polling day, after the sitting Labour MP, Willie McKelvey, decided to stand down when he suffered a stroke.
(13) The poll – which sets the stage for a tense and dramatic run to referendum day – suggests that, among the undecideds, more are inclined to vote Remain than Leave.
(14) The report's authors warns that to limit their spending councils will have "an incentive to discourage low-income families from living in the area" and that raises the possibility that councils will – like the ill-fated poll tax of the early 1990s – be left to chase desperately poor people through the courts for small amounts of unpaid tax.
(15) The polling evidence on this is very clear: the EU is not the primary concern of Ukip voters .
(16) Given that a post-poll economy still registers as a crucial issue among undecided voters, and that matters economic are now his BBC day job, that was hardly surprising.
(17) It also cancelled the results from 21 polling stations in Libreville.
(18) In this vision, people will go to polling stations on 18 September with a mindset somewhere between that of a lobby correspondent and a desiccated calculating machine.
(19) Donald Trump and the 'war on women': GOP confident mogul will lose the battle Read more Governor Scott Walker, who recently signed a restrictive 20-week abortion ban in Wisconsin , also opposes abortion without exceptions and has said voters agree, though polls tell a different story.
(20) Then they look at a poll and assume that a poll is a proxy for what is really going on.” Facebook Twitter Pinterest David Cameron and Crosby during the London mayoral campaign in 2012.
(v. t.) To take away; to vacate; to annul.
(v. t.) To draw; to entice; to allure. See Tole.
(v. t.) To cause to sound, as a bell, with strokes slowly and uniformly repeated; as, to toll the funeral bell.
(v. t.) To strike, or to indicate by striking, as the hour; to ring a toll for; as, to toll a departed friend.
(v. t.) To call, summon, or notify, by tolling or ringing.
(v. i.) To sound or ring, as a bell, with strokes uniformly repeated at intervals, as at funerals, or in calling assemblies, or to announce the death of a person.
(n.) The sound of a bell produced by strokes slowly and uniformly repeated.
(n.) A tax paid for some liberty or privilege, particularly for the privilege of passing over a bridge or on a highway, or for that of vending goods in a fair, market, or the like.
(n.) A liberty to buy and sell within the bounds of a manor.
(n.) A portion of grain taken by a miller as a compensation for grinding.
(v. i.) To pay toll or tallage.
(v. i.) To take toll; to raise a tax.
(v. t.) To collect, as a toll.
(1) This death toll represents 25% of avoidable adult deaths in developing countries.
(2) Large price cuts seem to have taken a toll on retailer profitability, while not necessarily increasing sales substantially,” Barclaycard concluded.
(3) But sanctions and mismanagement took their toll, and the scale of the long-awaited economic catharsis won’t be grand,” he says.
(4) The number of killings in Iraq has reached levels unseen since 2008 in recent months and Sunday's attacks bring the death toll across the country in October to 545, according to an Associated Press count.
(5) I came from a strong family and my parents had a devoted marriage, but I experienced the toll breast cancer took on their relationship and their children.
(6) AP reported a lower death toll of one killed and 20 wounded.
(7) As BHP’s share price in Australia pushed near 10-year lows on Thursday, the government in Brasilia has become increasingly concerned over the rising death toll and contaminated mud flowing through two states as a result of the disaster.
(8) Chinese authorities have raised the death toll from Beijing's floods to 77 from 37 after the public questioned the days-old tally.
(9) Undoubtedly, as repeatedly urged, appropriate selective screening and health education could effectively reduce the toll of mortality, especially in high-risk developing populations.
(10) In fact the UN estimates the total death toll, regardless of responsibility, to be about 93,000 people.
(11) Nancy Curtin, the chief investment officer of Close Brothers Asset Management said: "The US economy didn't just grind to a halt in the first quarter – it hit reverse as the polar vortex took its toll.
(12) The lesson for the international community, fatigued or bored by competing stories of Middle Eastern carnage, is that problems that are left to fester only get worse – and always take a terrible human toll.
(13) The combined mortality and morbidity from aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage exceeds 40%, and therefore yields a remarkably high toll of human and economic loss.
(14) And at the coalface of Israeli coalition management, where every deal is done over the still-twitching body of an ally fervently opposed to it, the economics of disappointment eventually take a toll.
(15) Murdoch's British newspapers, which include the Times, the Sun and the News of the World, suffered a 14% drop in year-end advertising revenue as the recession took its toll.
(16) But it had already taken its toll on the Deghayes's children.
(17) The death toll was expected to rise sharply and 20,000 civilians were sheltering in two UN bases in Juba.
(18) The death toll in Gaza has climbed to at least 480, with more than 2,300 wounded, according to Palestinian medical officials.
(19) The devastating toll it has had on this generation of children is far-reaching.
(20) The feeling of restlessness and fatigue started to take its toll and I spent more and more time alone.