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- n. A young trout.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A little trout; a troutlet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A troutlet.
'Well, troutling,' said Cadfael, knowing this imp as soon as he drew close, 'what was that you fished out of the mud over yonder?
Ragmuff drifted one troutling and sundry chubby chub down to nip our hooks.
Majors on the Pushti Kuli range recount the episode of the ingenuous troutling which, having apparently conceived a violent passion for the Colonel, literally forced itself upon the hook seven times within a short afternoon.
But the gudgeon and the troutling were terrified at the notion of bigger fishes, and made straight for the weeds.
And even he secured only two troutling to carry back in his mint-lined creel.
It was indeed a changeful brook; here it would make a pool, dark and brooding and still, where we bent to look at our mirrored faces; then it grew communicative and gossiped shallowly over a broken pebble bed where there was a diamond dance of sunbeams and no troutling or minnow could glide through without being seen.
Presently another simple-minded troutling falls a victim to their unpremeditated art; and they begin already, being human, to wish for something larger.
I did "pull up," and hauled my first troutling on shore.