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Friday, October 21, 2011

Definitions for loll

  1. To recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge.
  2. To hang loosely; droop; dangle.
  3. To allow to hang, droop, or dangle.

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Citations for loll
Smoking-room chairs exist to be lolled in. In a well-made modern armchair you cannot do anything but loll. Now, lolling is neither dignified nor respectful. Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays
Then he begins to loll—for a person who can consent to loaf his useless life away in ignominious indolence has not the energy to sit up straight. Mark Twain, Sketches New and Old
Origin of loll
Loll is derived from the Middle English lollen, lullen which compares to the Middle Dutch lollen meaning to doze, sit over the fire.