troaking

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

troaking

  1. 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".[1]
    • For living are obliged to rub thro' to fend by troaking, buying, felling, the profit's aft no worth the telling.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A REMARKABLE WELL", Waikato Times.
  2. ^ (Can we date this quote?), Allan Ramsay, “Blyth”, The Edinburgh magazine, or Literary miscellany, page 40: 

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

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Wikipedia troaking (uncountable)

  1. barter, trade