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tell

a large mound resulting from the accumulation of rubbish on a long-settled site, esp one with mudbrick buildings, particularly in the Middle East

Tell

William, German name Wilhelm Tell. a legendary Swiss patriot, who, traditionally, lived in the early 14th century and was compelled by an Austrian governor to shoot an apple from his son's head with one shot of his crossbow. He did so without mishap

Tell

 

a type of archaeological remain in Middle Asia, the Caucasus, and the Near East. A tell is a hill or mound composed of remains of ancient structures and filled with their cultural strata.

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But only just over half (56%) can tell the time, while less than a third (32%) can tie their own shoelaces, it found.
It is an educational concept that enables children as young as four to tell the time.
The 90-year-old clock, which needs a pounds 100,000 'plus' revamp, has stubbornly refused to tell the time since vandals broke in and damaged the internal mechanism in 1999.