Trolling
Troll Troll, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Trolled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Trolling}.] [OE. trollen to roll, F. tr[^o]ler, Of. troller to drag about, to ramble; probably of Teutonic origin; cf. G. trollen to roll, ramble, sich trollen to be gone; or perhaps for trotler, fr. F. trotter to trot (cf. {Trot}.). Cf. {Trawl}.] 1. To move circularly or volubly; to roll; to turn. [1913 Webster]

To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking. [1913 Webster]

Then doth she troll to the bowl. --Gammer Gurton's Needle. [1913 Webster]

Troll the brown bowl. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

3. To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely. [1913 Webster]

Will you troll the catch ? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd, By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

4. To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn along the surface of the water; hence, to allure. [1913 Webster]

5. To fish in; to seek to catch fish from. [1913 Webster]

With patient angle trolls the finny deep. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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