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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TROLLEY

I brought her out here for a trolley ride and a picnic luncheon.

Halfway to the trolley line, the dog turned off into a by-road.

If you can get off for an hour, won't you take the trolley to the end of Division Street?

Large deals, of which the Trolley Combine was but one, were on foot.

Not for my attitude in the Trolley matter, nor for what I published in the Planet.

Daniel was strongly in favor of walking or going by trolley.

He plunged into a trolley and left Granice gazing desolately after him.

Pretty soon you won't demean yourself to use the trolley at all.

You can go home with me, or, if you prefer it, in the trolley.

We do not run on the storage battery plan, but on the trolley plan.

WORD ORIGIN

1823, in Suffolk dialect, "a cart," especially one with wheels flanged for running on a track (1858), probably from troll (v.) in the sense of "to roll." Sense transferred to "pulley to convey current to a streetcar motor" (1890), then "streetcar drawing power by a trolley" (1891).

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