|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|to bark; yelp.|
|1.||any of various small hand tools having a flat metal blade attached to a handle, used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials|
|2.||a similar tool with a curved blade used by gardeners for lifting plants, etc|
|—vb , -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled|
|3.||(tr) to use a trowel on (plaster, soil, etc)|
|[C14: from Old French truele, from Latin trulla a scoop, from trua a stirring spoon]|
see under lay it on thick.