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 Trouil’logan’s Advice.Trouveres (2 syl.) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Trout
 
is the Latin troct-a, from the Greek trokts, the greedy fish (trogo, to eat). The trout is very voracious, and will devour any kind of animal food.   1
        “[Roland] was … engaged in a keen and animated discussion about Lochleven trout and sea trout, and river trout, and bull trout, and char which never rise to the fly, and par which some suppose [to be] infant salmon, and herlings which frequent the Nith, and vendisses which are only found in the castle loch of Lochmaben.”—Sir W. Scott: The Abbot, chap. xxii.
 


 Trouil’logan’s Advice.Trouveres (2 syl.) 

 
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