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  • "Also drool, dwoll. 'dazed or unconscious condition' (c1400–1450); EDD 'light slumber' The state of being half-asleep; a slumber.

    1858 Once or twice I falled into a kind of dwall....

    1920Grenfell & Spalding 193 'Oh! I does give the baby the bottle ma'm,' Mira replied. 'If he dwalls off, I gives him a scattered jolt.'"

    Dictionary of Newfoundland English, 160–161

    October 17, 2008