Crossword clues for loll
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Loll \Loll\, v. t. To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue.
Fierce tigers couched around and lolled their fawning
Loll \Loll\ (l[o^]l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Lolled (l[o^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Lolling.] [Cf. Icel. lolla to act lazily, loll, lolla, laziness, OD. lollen to sit over the fire, and E. lull. Cf. Lill, Lull.]
To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease; as, to loll around the house on a lazy summer day.
Void of care, he lolls supine in state.
To hand extended from the mouth, as the tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion.
The triple porter of the Stygian seat, With lolling tongue, lay fawning at thy feet.
To let the tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor; as, the ox stood lolling in the furrow.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
mid-14c., lollen "to lounge idly, hang loosely," perhaps related to Middle Dutch lollen "to doze, mumble," or somehow imitative of rocking or swinging. Specifically of the tongue from 1610s. Related: Lolled; lolling. As a noun, from 1709. Grose ["Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 1785] has lollpoop "A lazy, idle drone."
vb. 1 To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease. 2 To hang extended from the mouth, like the tongue of an animal heated from exertion. 3 To let the tongue hang from the mouth in this way.
Loll may refer to:
- Renate Loll, physicist
- Sven Loll (born 1964), German judoka Olympic medalist
- Angle of loll, a specific hydrostatic stability condition experienced by unstable vessels at sea
Usage examples of "loll".
Lolling sideways in his saddle, for several minutes he scanned the yellow-brown ramparts of the Amarillos rising rugged and ragged against the blue sky twenty miles to eastward.
Still others lolled at ease, their surcoats unlaced, passing the dregs of broached spirits between them.
At the head end, an astonishingly wide mouth opened on large, squarish, lemon yellow teeth and a bright pink buccal cavity where a grayish tongue lolled.
The bodies lolled lifelessly as three big crocs took great crunching bites out of them.
She had lolled in a sensual, hedonistic atmosphere for so long, her very nature seemed changed.
He took the child, passed it over, its head lolling, and Pollack eased it down on to the sacks in a competent, husbandlike manner.
Then she stared at the large poster of Marie Kendall, charming soubrette, and, listlessly lolling, scribbled on the jotter sixteens and capital esses.
The loupers came to the front of their enclosure at his call, pointed ears up, tongues lolling out of toothy muzzles, tails wagging.
Wary of her remembered endearments, Bobby kept a safe distance from the maidie, but he sat up and lolled his tongue, quite willing to pay her a friendly visit.
He stamped twice upon mosaicked stones between two of the pillars, and a screen rolled aside, revealing an immense hall scattered about with low divans on which lolled a dozen or more of the dwarfish men, dressed identically as he.
Rearing and struggling, he fought for his liberty while Nobs, panting and with lolling tongue, came and threw himself down near me.
And after these scavengers of the East had torn the putrefying flesh and gnawed the multitude of bones, they prowled around the country, with tongues lolling out, in search of water.
Nobody was expecting her, and Tony Quade with his boss, Von Zorn, lolled unsuspectingly in a Turkish bath on Lunar Boulevard.
Cass inspected the dilated pupils of Karel Bayev, KGB Rezident in Vienna, as his plump, still fully-dressed form lolled in a deep armchair.
In the windless heat of the tropics, while the Bough rolled gently on the sluggish swells and the empty sails slatted and lolled, he raced the hands in relay teams to the top of the mainmast and down, with an extra tot of rum as the prize.