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loll about (some place)

to lie, lounge, or droop some place. The tired travelers lolled about all over the hotel lobby until their rooms were ready. They were still lolling about at three in the afternoon.
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loll around

to roll, flop, or hang around. The dog's tongue lolled around as it rolled on its back, trying to keep cool. Stop lolling around and get to work.
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loll back

[for a head] to fall or droop backwards. As he passed out, his head lolled back and struck the corner of the table. Her head lolled back and suddenly she was fast asleep.
See also: back, loll

loll out

[for a tongue] to hang or flop out. The dog's tongue lolled out as it lay sleeping. Since the dog's tongue lolled out every time it opened its mouth, it is a wonder it didn't bite it when it closed its mouth.
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References in classic literature ?
Sixty or seventy of them, large and small, smooth and shaggy--deer-hound, boar-hound, blood-hound, wolf-hound, mastiff, alaun, talbot, lurcher, terrier, spaniel--snapping, yelling and whining, with score of lolling tongues and waving tails, came surging down the narrow lane which leads from the Twynham kennels to the bank of Avon.
he screeched, and whizzed past them like bolt from bow; while close behind came lumbering a huge black bear, with red tongue lolling from his mouth, and a broken chain jangling behind him.
With lolling tongue and blinking eyes, Toby stood upon the cask, looking from one to the other of us for some sign of appreciation.
Just to have seen him there, lolling upon the swaying bough of the jungle-forest giant, his brown skin mottled by the brilliant equatorial sunlight which percolated through the leafy canopy of green above him, his clean-limbed body relaxed in graceful ease, his shapely head partly turned in contemplative absorption and his intelligent, gray eyes dreamily devouring the object of their devotion, you would have thought him the reincarnation of some demigod of old.
At such moments, panting with red lolling tongue and with eyes fixed upon the big bull, it appeared to Buck that a change was coming over the face of things.
The tongues of all were out and lolling, the white fangs showing cruelly white in the moonlight.
The same glance at the mirror conveyed to her the reflection of a horribly grotesque and distorted face with the tongue lolling out; and the next instant the dwarf, turning about with a perfectly bland and placid look, inquired in a tone of great affection.
Luckily, it is pretty easy to spot the warning signs: the first thing you might notice is your dog's tongue lolling, increasing in size and becoming darker.
The presenter's body was limp with her head lolling as she was pulled from the water after clinging on to her support team's kayak to complete her crossing.
This brilliant invention looks like a scarf but within its woolly folds hides brace-like neck support that stops your head lolling.
I checked to see if he'd broken a leg, His tongue lolling out and eyes wide, But his body was trembling and limp, As I vigorously rubbed both his sides.
The Chinese Crested Hairless dog, with pimples and lolling tongue, won Animal Planet's contest in 2009.
Not sure what Frank Sinatra would have made of the Radio 1 presenter lolling around on his bed with his Coachella festival crew of Rita Ora, Pixie Geldof and Alexa Chung.
This brilliant invention looks like a scarf but within its woolly folds hides a brace-like neck support that stops your head lolling.
Five or six humpbacks were lolling in the waters near Eagle Reef, poking their heads out of the water - called a "spy hop" - and lifting their broad flukes out of the water, preparatory for deep dives into the channel.