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Saturday, January 22, 2011

lollop

\LOL-uhp\ , verb;
1.
To move forward with a bounding, drooping motion.
2.
To hang loosely; droop; dangle.
Quotes:
And the dogs-except one cattle dog -Veno - Biddy would remember her; how she used to lollop about the front veranda outside her room.
-- Rosa Praed, Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land
Not everybody could have swum out through that entrance, against a spring-tide and to lollop in the sea; and one dash against the rocks would have settled me.
-- R. D. Blackmore, Mary Anerley
Origin:
Lollop develops from the Middle English lollen, "to doze."
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