Troutbird to Trug
(Trout"bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The American golden plover. [Local, U. S.]
(Trout"-col`ored) a. White, with spots of black, bay, or sorrel; as, a trout-colored horse.
(Trout"let) n. A little trout; a troutling. Hood.
(Trout"ling) n. A little trout; a troutlet.
(||Trou`vère" ||Trou`veur") n. [F. trouveur, trouvère. See Troubadour.] One of a school of poets
who flourished in Northern France from the eleventh to the fourteenth century.
(Tro"ver) n. [OF. trover, truver, to find, F. trouver; probably originally, to invent or compose fr.
(assumed) LL. tropare. See Troubadour, Trope, and cf. Contrive, Reirieve, Trouveur.] (Law) (a)
The gaining possession of any goods, whether by finding or by other means. (b) An action to recover
damages against one who found goods, and would not deliver them to the owner on demand; an action
which lies in any case to recover the value of goods wrongfully converted by another to his own use. In
this case the finding, though alleged, is an immaterial fact; the injury lies in the conversion.
(Trow) n. A boat with an open well amidships. It is used in spearing fish. Knight.
(Trow) v. i. & t. [OE. trowen, AS. treówan to trust, believe, fr. treów trust, treówe true, faithful. See
True.] To believe; to trust; to think or suppose. [Archaic]
So that ye trow in Christ, and you baptize.Chaucer.
A better priest, I trow, there nowhere none is.Chaucer.
It never yet was worn, I trow.Tennyson.
I trow, or trow alone, was formerly sometimes added to questions to express contemptuous or indignant
What tempest, I trow, threw this whale . . . ashore?Shak.
What is the matter, trow?Shak.
(Trow"el) n. [OE. truel, OF. truele, F. truelle, LL. truella, L. trulla, dim. of trua a ladle; probably
akin to Gr. a stirrer, ladle, G. quirl a stirrer, MHG. twirel, OHG. dwiril, Icel. þvara, AS. þwiril. Cf. Twirl.]
1. A mason's tool, used in spreading and dressing mortar, and breaking bricks to shape them.
2. A gardener's tool, somewhat like a scoop, used in taking up plants, stirring the earth, etc.
3. (Founding) A tool used for smoothing a mold.
Trowel bayonet. See Spade bayonet, under Spade. Fish trowel. See Fish slice, under Fish.
(Trow"eled) Formed with a trowel; smoothed with a trowel; as, troweled stucco, that is, stucco
laid on and ready for the reception of paint. [Written also trowelled.]
(Trow"el*ful) n.; pl. Trowelfuls As much as a trowel will hold; enough to fill a trowel.
(Trowl) n. See Troll.
(Trowsed) a. Wearing trousers. [Obs.]
(Trow"sers) n. pl. Same as Trousers.