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- Present participle of troak.
- The trade of Greenland is a strict monopoly of the Danish Government, and accordingly the Government puts a cheek upon any trading or fishing within a certain distance of the coast. It does not, however, prohibit the sale of small articles not used in their trade, here commences a curious traffic with the natives, known to the Scottish whalers under the name of "troaking".
- For living are obliged to rub thro' to fend by troaking, buying, felling, the profit's aft no worth the telling.
- The extralegal trade between Greenlandic natives and Scottish whalers during the period 1814-1940