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Friday, October 21, 2011

loll

\lol\ , verb;
1.
To recline or lean in a relaxed, lazy, or indolent manner; lounge.
2.
To hang loosely; droop; dangle.
3.
To allow to hang, droop, or dangle.
noun:
1.
The act of lolling.
2.
A person or thing that lolls.
Quotes:
Smoking-room chairs exist to be lolled in. In a well-made modern armchair you cannot do anything but loll. Now, lolling is neither dignified nor respectful.
-- Aldous Huxley, Complete Essays
Then he begins to loll—for a person who can consent to loaf his useless life away in ignominious indolence has not the energy to sit up straight.
-- Mark Twain, Sketches New and Old
Origin:
Loll is derived from the Middle English lollen, lullen which compares to the Middle Dutch lollen meaning to doze, sit over the fire.
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