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troll

1. n. an ugly person; a grouchy person. Gee, that dame is a real troll. What’s her problem?
2. n. an internet user who sends inflammatory or provocative messages designed to elicit negative responses or start a flame-war. (As a fisherman trolls for an unsuspecting fish.) Don’t answer those silly messages. Some troll is just looking for an argument.
3. n. a message sent by a troll (sense 2). Every time I get a troll, I just delete it.

troll booth

n. a (highway) toll booth. There’s another troll booth up ahead!
See also: troll
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the troll croaked, locking her twelve root-like fingers around Adele's wrist.
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THE troll sits under the bridge, waiting and watching.
How right the fairytale interpretation of a troll is - nasty tasteless ugly deformed things that survive on the edge of evil.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: Readers of Langrish's Troll Fell will be eager to find out how Peer Ulfsson has fared after being freed from the clutches of his evil uncles and taken in by Ralf and Gudrun as one of their own.