from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of trolley.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of trolley.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See trolley.


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  • Well I hope they give her a trolly, that is the least they could do.

    Politics in Ireland - Irish Politics

  • It was housed in a green tub and mounted on the kind of trolly garage hands lie upon when working underneath a car.

    Tied Up in Tinsel

  • It has, however, one special feature which gave it the name "Trolly lace," as, unlike the perfectly flat lace of Flanders, it has a coarse thread or "trolly" outlining its patterns, and being made of English thread, it was coarse and not very durable.

    Chats on Old Lace and Needlework

  • We, therefore, chose the "trolly," gladly accepting the offer of it, as it was to be the best they had, with six chairs on it, and abundance of room for our boxes.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • A —, her brother, had promised to escort us home; but we now found that the good-natured authorities of Bodenbach had tried their best for our comfort, and that we had the option of an open boat down the Elbe to Schandau, or of a "trolly" or "lorry" on the deserted rail -

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • As we had heard that the gates of Dresden closed at ten, we got rather into a fidget when twelve passed and no "trolly" appeared.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • Considering the short time the railway had been closed, the crop of weeds that covered the line, in many places up to the top of the "trolly," was wonderful.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • The dang trolls always go all "trolly" before they can give up any answers.

    Social Memory Complex

  • "trolly," this shabby one, which in other circumstances would have been regarded as unworthy of our notice, appeared now as our ark of refuge.

    A Lady's Glimpse of the Late War in Bohemia

  • Safco Products - Task Master Work Trolly with Lift Ring Height Adjustment - The work trolly chair isn't the prettiest chair I chose, but I think it would be the most useful in an artist's studio.

    July 2009


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