To tell of
Tell Tell, v. i. 1. To give an account; to make report. [1913 Webster]

That I may publish with the voice of thankgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. --Ps. xxvi. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. To take effect; to produce a marked effect; as, every shot tells; every expression tells. [1913 Webster]

{To tell of}. (a) To speak of; to mention; to narrate or describe. (b) To inform against; to disclose some fault of.

{To tell on}, to inform against. [Archaic & Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

Lest they should tell on us, saying, So did David. --1 Sam. xxvii. 11. [1913 Webster]


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