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troll in Folklore topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtrolltroll1 /trəʊl, trɒl $ troʊl/ noun [countable]  1 RFan imaginary creature in stories that looks like an ugly person2 someone who leaves offensive or upsetting messages on the Internet, just in order to get a reaction
Examples from the Corpus
trollThere was now, for example, a five-metre tall mountain troll standing in the road.There were also some senior dwarfs from Copperhead and, standing well away from them, a group of trolls.They are the trolls lurking beneath the jerry-built bridges that businesses and agencies view as shortcuts to high performance.He drew his sword and, with a smooth overarm throw, completely failed to hit the troll.The troll again asked his question and learned that an even bigger goat would soon cross his bridge.The troll thought that was sensible, so he waited.