trolling

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Troll \Troll\, verb (used with an object) [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.

To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye. --Milton.

2. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.

Then doth she troll to the bowl. --Gammer Gurton's Needle.

Troll the brown bowl. --Sir W. Scott.

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

Will you troll the catch ? --Shak.

His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd, By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud. --Hudibras.

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

5. To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.

With patient angle trolls the finny deep. --Goldsmith.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

trolling

noun

1: angling by drawing a baited line through the water [syn: {troll}, {trolling}]


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