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Loll   /lɑl/   Listen

(past & past part. lolled; pres. part. lolling)
Hang loosely or laxly.  Synonym: droop.

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"Loll" Quotes from Famous Books

... lolling or lounging as he sits, he leans with elegance, and by varying his attitudes, shews that he has been used to good company. Let it be one part of your study, then, to learn to set genteely in different companies, to loll gracefully, where you are authorised to take that liberty, and to set up respectfully, where that freedom ...
— The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor, and English Teacher's Assistant • John Hamilton Moore

... because it shows you take an interest in me. And I wanted to let you see that I could do something besides loll about in a drawing-room and smoke cigarettes. It's all I can do. But it's something." She said it with the humility of the Jongleur de Notre Dame in Anatole ...
— Simon the Jester • William J. Locke

... in's nose convey'd a string, With which she march'd before, and led The warrior to a grassy bed, As authors write, in a cool shade, Which eglantine and roses made; 160 Close by a softly murm'ring stream, Where lovers us'd to loll and dream. There leaving him to his repose, Secured from pursuit of foes, And wanting nothing but a song, 165 And a well-tun'd theorbo hung Upon a bough, to ease the pain His tugg'd ears suffer'd, with a strain, They both drew up, ...
— Hudibras • Samuel Butler

... People call me a strange girl, and I might as well have the comfort of it. I came to take a walk; that, by the way, is part of my strangeness. I can't loll all the morning on a sofa, and all the afternoon in a carriage. I get horribly restless. I must move; I must do something and see something. Mamma suggests a cup of tea. Meanwhile I put on an old dress and half a dozen veils, I take Assunta under my arm, and we start on a pedestrian tour. It 's ...
— Roderick Hudson • Henry James

... knees. An' then the carpets they do use, B[e]n't fit to tread wi' ouer shoes; An' chairs an' couches be so neat, You mussen teaeke em vor a seat: They be so fine, that vo'k mus' pleaece All over em an' outer ceaese, An' then the cover, when 'tis on, Is still too fine to loll upon. Ah! gi'e me, if I wer a squier, The settle ...
— Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect • William Barnes

... said, smiling, "but following a perfect luncheon I should much prefer to loll upon the lawn, ...
— Bat Wing • Sax Rohmer

... days, it was a great pleasure to loll around on deck and watch the wonderful ocean, over which the steam sealer was steadily passing, headed toward Halifax, where ...
— Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay - The Disappearing Fleet • G. Harvey Ralphson

Words linked to "Loll" :   swing, slug, stagnate, drop, laze, dangle, idle

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