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Loll (verb active)

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To Loll. v.a. To put out: used of the tongue exerted.

All authors to their own defects are blind;
Hadst thou but, Janus-like, a face behind,
To see the people, when splay mouths they make,
To mark their fingers pointed at thy back,
Their tongues loll'd out a foot.
Dryden's Persius.

By Strymon's freezing streams he sat alone,
Trees bent their heads to hear him sing his wrongs,
Fierce tygers couch'd around, and loll'd their fawning tongues.
Dryden's Virgil.

By the wolf were laid the martial twins;
Intrepid on her swelling dugs they hung,
The foster-dam loll'd out her fawning tongue.
Dryden.

Sources: Dryden, John (788)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Loll (verb active)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5101.


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