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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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It hasn't anything to do with Miss Reade, so I think you might tell us.
Tell me, like one good fellow to another, is there any one else that you care for?
In this book I am going to tell you about a few of our greatest story-tellers and their books.
Tell him I saw him and Miss Ashburton beneath the pink oleander.
I know how you will look, and I can almost hear the voice in which you would tell me on the Iron Bridge.
I am sure Captain Jim could not tell a lie; and besides, all the people about here say that everything happened as he relates it.
Here Will Atkins told us he was struck with horror to think how he could tell his wife so clearly that God sees, and hears, and knows the secret thoughts of the heart, and all that we do, and yet that he had dared to do all the vile things he had done.
Well, now that I come to think of it, he didn't tell me anything.
I have come, sir," replied Telemachus, "to see if you can tell me anything about my father.
No; your accomplished angler would scorn to tell a lie, that way.
Yes, you will meet her soon, for the sunlight told me she was near; tell her we long to see her again, and are waiting to welcome her back," said the blue flower, dancing for joy on her stem, as she nodded and smiled on the Spirit.
He had scarce done speaking to them, and giving me my errand, but his man came up to tell him that Sir W H 's coach stopped at the door; so he runs down, and comes up again immediately.