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 for troll
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              To dress and troll the tongue, and roll the eye.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To send about; to circulate, as a vessel in drinking.
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              Then doth she troll to the bowl.      --Gammer
                                                    Gurton's
                                                    Needle.
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              Troll the brown bowl.                 --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. To sing the parts of in succession, as of a round, a
        catch, and the like; also, to sing loudly or freely.
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              Will you troll the catch ?            --Shak.
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              His sonnets charmed the attentive crowd,
              By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.  --Hudibras.
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     4. To angle for with a trolling line, or with a book drawn
        along the surface of the water; hence, to allure.
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     5. To fish in; to seek to catch fish from.
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              With patient angle trolls the finny deep.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Troll \Troll\, n. [Icel. troll. Cf. Droll, Trull.] (Scand.
     Myth.)
     A supernatural being, often represented as of diminutive
     size, but sometimes as a giant, and fabled to inhabit caves,
     hills, and like places; a witch.
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     Troll flower. (Bot.) Same as Globeflower
     (a) .
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Troll \Troll\, v. i.
     1. To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a
        coach and six.
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     2. To move rapidly; to wag. --F. Beaumont.
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     3. To take part in trolling a song.
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     4. To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to
        fish by drawing the hook through the water.
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              Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that
              abounded in fish.                     --Bancroft.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Troll \Troll\, n.
     1. The act of moving round; routine; repetition. --Burke.
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     2. A song the parts of which are sung in succession; a catch;
        a round.
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              Thence the catch and troll, while "Laughter, holding
              both his sides," sheds tears to song and ballad
              pathetic on the woes of married life. --Prof.
                                                    Wilson.
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     3. A trolley.
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     Troll plate (Mach.), a rotative disk with spiral ribs or
        grooves, by which several pieces, as the jaws of a chuck,
        can be brought together or spread radially.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  troll
      n 1: (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a
           dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in
           the mountains
      2: a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice
         starts and others join in one after another until all are
         singing different parts of the song at the same time; "they
         enjoyed singing rounds" [syn: round, troll]
      3: a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling; "he used a
         spinner as his troll"
      4: angling by drawing a baited line through the water [syn:
         troll, trolling]
      v 1: circulate, move around
      2: cause to move round and round; "The child trolled her hoop"
      3: sing the parts of (a round) in succession
      4: angle with a hook and line drawn through the water
      5: sing loudly and without inhibition
      6: praise or celebrate in song; "All tongues shall troll you"
      7: speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  150 Moby Thesaurus words for "troll":
     Argus, Briareus, Cerberus, Charybdis, Cyclops, Echidna, Gorgon,
     Harpy, Hydra, Loch Ness monster, Medusa, Minotaur, Pegasus, Python,
     Scylla, Sphinx, Talos, Typhon, advance, angle, anthem,
     bait the hook, ballad, bob, bowl, bunt, butt, canon, carol, catch,
     centaur, chant, chimera, chirp, chirrup, choir, chorus, clam,
     cockatrice, croon, dap, descant, dib, dibble, do-re-mi, drag,
     draggle, dragon, drake, draw, drive, fish, fly-fish, forward,
     fugato, fugue, furl, gig, go fishing, griffin, grig, guddle, hale,
     haul, heave, hippocampus, hum, hymn, impel, intonate, intone, jack,
     jacklight, jig, lilt, lug, mermaid, merman, minstrel, move, net,
     nixie, ogre, ogress, pedal, pipe, pole, propel, psalm, pull, push,
     quaver, roc, roll, roll up, rondeau, rondino, rondo, rondoletto,
     roulade, round, roundelay, row, salamander, satyr, sea horse,
     sea serpent, seine, serenade, shake, shove, shrimp, shunt, sing,
     sing in chorus, siren, snake, sol-fa, solmizate, spin, still-fish,
     sweep, sweep along, take in tow, thrust, torch, tow, trail, train,
     trawl, treadle, tremolo, trill, trundle, tug, tweedle, tweedledee,
     twit, twitter, unicorn, vampire, vocalize, warble, werewolf, whale,
     whistle, windigo, xiphopagus, yodel, zombie
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  troll
  
  
      1. v.,n. [From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To utter a posting on {
      Usenet designed to attract predictable responses or flames; or, the post
      itself. Derives from the phrase ?trolling for newbies? which in turn
      comes from mainstream ?trolling?, a style of fishing in which one trails
      bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is
      a post that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look
      even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to the more
      savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate troll. If you don't
      fall for the joke, you get to be in on it. See also YHBT.
  
      2. n. An individual who chronically trolls in sense 1; regularly posts
      specious arguments, flames or personal attacks to a newsgroup, discussion
      list, or in email for no other purpose than to annoy someone or disrupt a
      discussion. Trolls are recognizable by the fact that they have no real
      interest in learning about the topic at hand - they simply want to utter
      flame bait. Like the ugly creatures they are named after, they exhibit no
      redeeming characteristics, and as such, they are recognized as a lower form
      of life on the net, as in, ?Oh, ignore him, he's just a troll.? Compare {
      kook.
  
      3. n. [Berkeley] Computer lab monitor. A popular campus job for CS
      students. Duties include helping newbies and ensuring that lab policies are
      followed. Probably so-called because it involves lurking in dark cavelike
      corners.
  
      Some people claim that the troll (sense 1) is properly a narrower category
      than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing some assertion
      that is wrong but not overtly controversial. See also Troll-O-Meter.
  
      The use of ?troll? in any of these senses is a live metaphor that readily
      produces elaborations and combining forms. For example, one not
      infrequently sees the warning ?Do not feed the troll? as part of a followup
      to troll postings.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  TROLL
  
     An array language for continuous simulation, econometric
     modelling or statistical analysis.
  
     ["TROLL Reference Manual", D0062, Info Proc Services, MIT
     (1973-76)].
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  troll
  
     An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other
     (electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect,
     but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the
     act of sending such a message.  Trolling aims to elicit an
     emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply
     key.  A really subtle troll makes some people lose their
     minds.
  
     (1994-10-17)
  

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