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troll

(trōl), in Scandinavian folklore, dwarfish or gigantic creature of caves and hills. Variously friendly or malicious, trolls toiled as smiths. The mountain king in Ibsen's Peer Gynt is a troll.

troll

1
Angling a bait or lure used in trolling, such as a spinner

troll

2
(in Scandinavian folklore) one of a class of supernatural creatures that dwell in caves or mountains and are depicted either as dwarfs or as giants

TROLL

(1)
An array language for continuous simulation, econometric modelling or statistical analysis.

["TROLL Reference Manual", D0062, Info Proc Services, MIT (1973-76)].

troll

(2)
An electronic mail message, Usenet posting or other (electronic) communication which is intentionally incorrect, but not overtly controversial (compare flame bait), or the act of sending such a message. Trolling aims to elicit an emotional reaction from those with a hair-trigger on the reply key. A really subtle troll makes some people lose their minds.
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Uneven surface through bed of Trollers Gill (which may be impassable after heavy rain).
So, instead of being a troller-gillnetter who would begin the season near Prince Rupert, troll fishing between gillnet openings down the length of B.C.'s coast, fishermen now have to decide whether they are trollers or gillnetters, and if so, which small pocket of water should they agree to be restricted to.
Trollers are concerned about ongoing negotiations to revamp the U.S.-Canada salmon treaty, because they want a bigger slice of rebounding chinook salmon stocks.
In 1988 drift-net fishing began on a small scale in the same area fished by the trollers. However, during the upcoming 1989 fishing season, January through April, the fleet of drift-net boats is expected to grow to as many as 80 vessels, each with a capacity of 200-300 tons of albacore.
But the 'Desi Girl' has always shut down trollers like a boss.
MUZAFFARGARH -- The Punjab government has formed six members committee at provincial level to curb the dacoity incidents at trollers and trucks on roads.
"In fact a minority of trollers see this as an art form that's up there with poetry.
There was so much food in the ocean in 2011 that Klamath and Sacramento fish didn't need to migrate north, so Oregon trollers didn't hook many of them.
OBVIOUSLY confused with distinguished from basically, is 'posting message with the intention entertaining' (Trolls ECHO letters Nov Well, that's cleared to Jonathan Bishop, authority on Trolling, clear on Trolls, Trollers then?
PESHAWAR, October 22, 2010 (Frontier Star): Special security measures are being made for FATA after giving permission to Afghan trucks and trollers to enter in Pakistan under Afghan transit agreement.
Summary: New Delhi [India], May 19 (ANI): After being mocked and trolled by multiple social media users for his tweet asking people not to vote for Sadhvi Pragya, after elections in Bhopal were over, Farhan Akhtar hit the trollers with an epic comeback.
Well, yes, if you see how some of the trollers gloat when they make personal and derogatory remarks against you; for body shaming you," Dua said.