(Tro"i*lite) n. [Named after Dominico Troili, an Italian of the 18th century.] (Min.) Native iron
protosulphide, FeS. It is known only in meteoric irons, and is usually in imbedded nodular masses of a
(Tro"i*lus) n.; pl. L. Troili E. Troiluses [NL., fr. L. Troilus, Gr. the son of Priam.] (Zoöl.) A
large, handsome American butterfly (Euphades, or Papilio, troilus). It is black, with yellow marginal spots
on the front wings, and blue spots on the rear wings.
(Tro"jan) a. [L. Trojanus, fr. Troja, Troia, Troy, from Tros, Gr. Trw`s, Trwo`s, Tros, the mythical
founder of Troy.] Of or pertaining to ancient Troy or its inhabitants. n. A native or inhabitant of
Troll flower. (Bot.) Same as Globeflower (a).
(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.
(Troll) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trolled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Trolling.] [OE. trollen to roll, F. trôler, 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,Hudibras.
By wide-mouthed mortaltrolled aloud.
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.
(Troll), v. i.
1. To roll; to run about; to move around; as, to troll in a coach and six.
2. To move rapidly; to wag. F. Beaumont.
3. To take part in trolling a song.
4. To fish with a rod whose line runs on a reel; also, to fish by drawing the hook through the water.
Their young men . . . trolled along the brooks that abounded in fish.Bancroft.