loll

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v loll be lazy or idle "Her son is just bumming around all day"
    • v loll hang loosely or laxly "His tongue lolled"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loll To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lean; to throw one's self down; to lie at ease; as, to loll around the house on a lazy summer day. "Void of care, he lolls supine in state."
    • Loll To hand extended from the mouth, as the tongue of an ox or a log when heated with labor or exertion. "The triple porter of the Stygian seat,
      With lolling tongue, lay fawning at thy feet."
    • v. t Loll To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue. "Fierce tigers couched around and lolled their fawning tongues."
    • Loll To let the tongue hang from the mouth, as an ox, dog, or other animal, when heated by labor; as, the ox stood lolling in the furrow.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • loll To lie or lean at ease; recline or lean idly, or in a careless or languid attitude.
    • loll To hang loose and extended, as the tongue protruded from the mouth of a dog or a cow.
    • loll To hang up or out; allow to hang out, as the tongue.
    • loll To fondle: dandle.
    • loll To box (one's ears).
    • loll To utter unctuously.
    • n loll One who lounges and lolls about; a loafer.
    • n loll A pet; a spoiled child; a child that is much fondled.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Loll lol to lie lazily about, to lounge: to hang out from the mouth
    • v.t Loll to thrust out (the tongue)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. lolla, to act lazily, loll, lolla, laziness, OD. lollen, to sit over the fire, and E. lull,. Cf. Lill Lull

Usage

In literature:

Carmichael lolled in the worn cushions, wondering whether or not to question his man.
"The Goose Girl" by Harold MacGrath
Yet now he lolled back among his pillows, dabbling complacently at the absurd yellow toy.
"Half Portions" by Edna Ferber
He thrust the pierced end of the cigar between his gross lips and spoke with the huge thing lolling.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
His eye was introspective, vacant, his mouth was half open, and his tongue lolled out so comically that Dick almost laughed aloud.
"The Silent Places" by Steward Edward White
This pair loll one upon each other.
"Prose Fancies" by Richard Le Gallienne
The drivers and helpers were lolling and laughing and singing, but Miss Taylor did not hear nor see.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Lilled, v, 34, lolled.
"Spenser's The Faerie Queene, Book I" by Edmund Spenser
She was lolling on a black divan smoking a cigarette and put out her slim fingers languidly.
"Paradise Garden" by George Gibbs
In an instant I was again the lolling impudent cowboy, half under the influence of liquor.
"The Rustlers of Pecos County" by Zane Grey
Boris swayed from side to side, his tongue lolling, his eyes phosphorescent.
"A Woman Named Smith" by Marie Conway Oemler
She lolled in it, at ease but watchful.
"The Poor Little Rich Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Rob lolled in an open window, listening, and beating time with both feet.
"The Little Colonel's House Party" by Annie Fellows Johnston
He lolled urbanely, with a large public manner.
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
It's a fine sight to see a lot of strong, upstanding men lolling around waiting for a cup of tea.
"Joanna Godden" by Sheila Kaye-Smith
Their red tongues lolled, wolf-like, from their black mouths.
"The Piazza Tales" by Herman Melville
For the most part we neither stand nor kneel; we usually loll.
"Preaching and Paganism" by Albert Parker Fitch
Moreover, these leaves, lolling on the water as they do, have their mouths on the upper instead of the under surface.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
Eight miles or so along the road I came upon the Border Mounted Rifles, saddles off, and lolling on the grass.
"From Capetown to Ladysmith" by G. W. Steevens
Beside her in lover-like pose lolled that milliners' dummy whom we had seen humbled in the morning.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
They eat and smoke when I am there, and loll on the little bench.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
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In poetry:

One on each side we had to go,
And never laugh or loll;
I carried Prim, her Spaniard dog,
And Tom–her parasol.
"When We Went Out With Grandmamma" by Kate Greenaway
Now sorely pressed, bear glances back,
And lolls his tired tongue;
When as, to force him from his track,
An ambush on him sprung.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
The sea lion and the scolopendra
Lolling in sleep he sees
Strange in their ways, and the swift changes
Their landscape makes, from shells to trees.
"A Dream Observed" by Anne Ridler
You see that lordling glittering ride
In all the pomp of wealth and pride,
With lady lolling at his side,
And train attendant:
'Tis all, when felt and fairly tried,
But care resplendent.
"Epistle To The Labouring Poor" by Patrick Branwell Bronte
It's pleasant here for dreams and thinking.
Lolling and letting reason nod, With ugly, serious people linking
Prayer-chains for a forgiving God. But a dumb blast sets the trees swaying
WIth furious zeal like madmen praying.
"The Boy In Church" by Robert Graves
Through years of plenty and years of peace
he lolled in the pleasing shade,
Marking his flocks and his herds increase,
Watching his waxing trade;
And he smiled when he heard of the old world's wars,
With never a care for his own rich stores.
"Son of a Fool" by C J Dennis

In news:

Reclining in an easy chair, his banjo lolling in his lap, a relaxed Béla Fleck smiles out from the posters advertising the "Concerto for Banjo" scheduled for Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4, at the Tivoli Theatre.
ST HELENA, Calif — Frenchie, a stubby-legged white French bulldog, lolls happily on a leopard-skin patterned carpet under a Baccarat crystal chandelier.
Instead of gentle giants lolling in the sea, they came upon a life-or- death struggle as a pack of six killer whales attacked a gray whale calf while its mother valiantly fought to shield her 8-ton baby.
I let the kids play Wii for hours forced them to nap, cajoled them into taking the dogs for a walk around the block, let them loll in the bathtub— just to spend time with this story.
Henry the Basset Hound, the "mayor" of Central Bark Park in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, lolls in the green grass, chomping his chew toy and proclaiming his dominion over the scenic, mountain-framed setting.
It was grazing time, a break from the heavy labor of rolling logs through the forest along the heavily mined Burmese border, and four huge elephants and a baby were lolling among the succulent bamboo.
Leather- Padded Lolling Chair at Thos.
Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub.
When the high heat of summer beats down on the rooftops and dogs sprawl out on the front porch with lolling tongues, few things can match up with the pleasure of a soft, ripe peach.
Then there was the year two older fawns lazily lolled in our backyard, just taking a breather.
The ezysleep travel pillow has a 360-degree enclosure so your neck is cushioned no matter which way your head lolls.
The showstopping daybed by The Sweetwater Cabana is a posh shaded oasis of pillows ( Beach House Style) for afternoon lolling.
The Racer is made at the Hawks Boots Sustainable Manufacturing Facility, which for 80 years prior to Loll's purchase was a concrete plant.
LOLL AROUND IN THE LAP OF LUXURY ON A KOKOON.
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In science:

Loll, “Spectrum of the volume operator in quantum gravity,” Nucl.
Statistical geometry of random weave states
This result confirms that absence of the conformal sickness noticed by Loll in the lorentzian lattice models.
GR16: Quantum General Relativity
Loll, Spectral dimension of the universe, Phys.
Biased random walks on combs
Loll, Quantum Gravity as Sum over Spacetimes, Lect.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
Loll, Spectral Dimension of the Universe, Phys.
General Covariance in Gravity at a Lifshitz Point
Note that the loops need not be smooth; they can have kinks and selfintersections but only at a finite number of points.) As explained in detail by Br¨ugmann and Loll, due to SU (2) trace identities, the product of any two Wilson-loop functionals can be expressed as a sum of other Wilson loop functionals.
Overview and Outlook
Loll, Chromodynamics and gravity as theories on loop space, Penn.
Knots and Quantum Gravity: Progress and Prospects
However, Nelson and Regge have succeeded in constructing a small but complete (actually overcomplete) set of holonomies on a surface of arbitrary genus that form a closed algebra [61, 62], and Loll has found a complete set of “configuration space” variables .
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
An alternative “Lorentzian” model, introduced by Amb jørn and Loll [203–208], however, has much nicer properties, including a continuum limit that appears numerically to match a finite-sized, spherical “semiclassical” configuration.
Quantum Gravity in 2+1 Dimensions: The Case of a Closed Universe
Loll, Simplifying the Spectral Analysis of the Volume Operator, Nucl.
Degenerate Configurations, Singularities and the Non-Abelian Nature of Loop Quantum Gravity
Loll, “Emergence of a 4D world from causal quantum gravity,” Phys.
Breaking Diffeomorphism Invariance and Tests for the Emergence of Gravity
Loll, Planckian birth of a quantum de Sitter universe, Phys.
Casimir Effect Associated with Fractional Klein-Gordon Field
Loll, Spectral dimension of the universe, Phys.
Casimir Effect Associated with Fractional Klein-Gordon Field
In addition to these numerical approaches, there have been some very interesting analytical work done on non-abelian gauge theories in the loop representation, by Loll, Rovelli and others.
What can we learn from the study of non-perturbative quantum general relativity?
The one clear exception is in the set of talks on loop gravity (by Thiemann, Lewandowski, Loll, and Pullin), which I will discuss at the end of this summary.
Summary of GR15 Session D1(1), Quantum General Relativity
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