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barrel roll

  • noun a roll in which the plane follows a spiral course
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church roll

  • noun a list of the members of church
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cinnamon roll

  • noun rolled dough spread with cinnamon and sugar (and raisins) then sliced before baking
    cinnamon bun; cinnamon snail.
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clover-leaf roll

  • noun yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan
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coffee roll

  • noun any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
    coffee roll.
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counter-roll

Coun"ter-roll` noun
Etymology
Cf. Control.
Definitions
  1. (O. Eng. Law) A duplicate roll (record or account) kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll. Burrill. ✍ As a verb this word is contracted into control. See Control.
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Court rolls

  • the records of a court. SeeRoll.
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crescent roll

  • noun very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
    croissant.
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death-roll

  • noun a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster
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drum roll

  • noun the sound of a drum (especially a snare drum) beaten rapidly and continuously
    paradiddle; roll.
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egg roll

  • noun minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
    egg roll.
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finger-roll

  • noun a basketball shot that rolls off the tips of the fingers into the basket
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Finishing rolls

  • (Iron Working), the rolls of a train which receive the bar from roughing rolls, and reduce it to its finished shape.
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Fire roll

  • a peculiar beat of the drum to summon men to their quarters in case of fire.
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Forge rolls, Forge train

  • the train of rolls by which a bloom is converted into puddle bars.
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get rolling

  • verb start to be active
    get started; get going; get moving; get weaving; get cracking; bestir oneself.
    • Get cracking, please!
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hamburger roll

  • noun a round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty
    hamburger bun.
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hard roll

  • noun yeast-raised roll with a hard crust
    hard roll.
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jelly roll morton

  • noun United States jazz musician who moved from ragtime to New Orleans jazz (1885-1941)
    Morton; Ferdinand Joseph La Menthe Morton.
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kaiser roll

  • noun rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center
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Kitcat roll

  • (Agric.), a roller somewhat in the form of two cones set base to base. Prov. Eng.
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Long roll

  • (Mil.), a prolonged roll of the drums, as the signal of an attack by the enemy, and for the troops to arrange themselves in line.
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Master of the rolls

  • in England, an officer who has charge of the rolls and patents that pass the great seal, and of the records of the chancery, and acts as assistant judge of the court. Bouvier. Wharton.
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Muster roll

  • noun a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company
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  • (Mil.), a list or register of all the men in a company, troop, or regiment, present or accounted for on the day of muster.
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onion roll

  • noun yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
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parker house roll

  • noun yeast-raised dinner roll made by folding a disk of dough before baking
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Patent rolls

  • the registers, or records, of patents.
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Pay roll

  • a roll or list of persons entitled to payment, with the amounts due.
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pinwheel roll

  • noun pinwheel-shaped rolls spread with cinnamon and sugar and filled with e.g. jam before baking
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Planishing rolls

  • (Coining), rolls between which metal strips are passed while cold, to bring them to exactly the required thickness.
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ragman's roll

Rag"man's roll`
Etymology
For ragman roll a long list of names, the devil's roll or list; where ragman is of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. ragmenni a craven person, Sw. raggen the devil. Icel. ragmenni is fr. ragr cowardly (another form of argr, akin to AS. earg cowardly, vile, G. arg bad) + menni (in comp.) man, akin to E. man. See Roll, and cf. Rigmarole.
Definitions
  1. The rolls of deeds on parchment in which the Scottish nobility and gentry subscribed allegiance to Edward I. of England, A. D. 1296. Also written ragman-roll.
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Rent roll

  • a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
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rent-roll

  • noun a register of rents; includes the names of tenants and the amount of rent they pay
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rock 'n' roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock music; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.
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rock 'n' roll musician

  • noun a performer or composer or fan of rock music
    rocker.
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rock and roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock music; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.
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rock-and-roll

  • noun a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western
    rock 'n' roll; rock and roll; rock music; rock; rock'n'roll.
    • rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.
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roll around

  • verb happen regularly
    come around.
    • Christmas rolled around again
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Roll call

  • noun calling out an official list of names
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  • the act, or the time, of calling over a list names, as among soldiers.
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roll down

  • verb gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
    avalanche.
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roll film

  • noun photographic film wound on a spool
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roll in

  • verb pour or flow in a steady stream
    • mist rolled in from the sea
    • tourists rolled in from the neighboring countryside
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roll in the hay

  • noun slang for sexual intercourse
    ass; screw; piece of tail; fucking; shtup; screwing; fuck; nookie; piece of ass; nooky; shag.
  • verb have sexual intercourse with
    love; fuck; sleep with; have it away; screw; have intercourse; get it on; lie with; hump; make love; make out; get laid; have a go at it; bonk; eff; have sex; jazz; be intimate; know; have it off; bang; bed; do it; sleep together.
    • This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm
    • Adam knew Eve
    • Were you ever intimate with this man?
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roll of tobacco

  • noun tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
    smoke.
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roll off

  • verb recite volubly or extravagantly
    spiel off; rattle down; reel off; rattle off.
    • He could recite the names of all the chemical elements
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roll out

  • verb flatten or spread with a roller
    roll.
    • roll out the paper
  • verb straighten by unrolling
    straighten.
    • roll out the big map
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roll over

  • verb make a rolling motion or turn
    • The dog rolled over
  • verb negociate to repay a loan at a later date for an additional fee
    • roll over a loan
  • verb re-invest (a previous investment) into a similar fund or security
    • She rolled over her IRA
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Roll train, ∨ Train of rolls

  • (Rolling Mill), a set of plain or grooved rolls for rolling metal into various forms by a series of consecutive operations.
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roll up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb arrive in a vehicle: "He rolled up in a black Mercedes"
  • verb make into a bundle
    bundle up; bundle.
    • he bundled up his few possessions
  • verb close (a car window) by causing it to move up, as with a handle
    • she rolled up the window when it started to rain
  • verb form a cylinder by rolling
    wrap up.
    • roll up a banner
  • verb show certain properties when being rolled
    roll.
    • The carpet rolls unevenly
    • dried-out tobacco rolls badly
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roll-on

  • noun a dispenser of a liquid cosmetic (such as a deodorant) having a revolving ball as an applicator
  • noun a woman's foundation garment rolled on to the hips
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roll-on roll-off

  • noun a method of transport (as a ferry or train or plane) that vehicles roll onto at the beginning and roll off of at the destination
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rolled biscuit

  • noun biscuit made from dough rolled and cut
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rolled into one

  • adjective satellite made up of several components combined into a single entity
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rolled oats

  • noun meal made from rolled or ground oats
    oatmeal.
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rolling hitch

  • noun a hitch for fastening a line to a spar or another rope
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rolling mill

  • noun steel mill where metal is rolled into sheets and bars
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rolling paper

  • noun a strong tissue paper that burns evenly and is sufficiently porous to control the burning of the tobacco in a cigarette
    cigarette paper.
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rolling pin

  • noun utensil consisting of a cylinder (usually of wood) with a handle at each end; used to roll out dough
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rolling stock

  • noun collection of wheeled vehicles owned by a railroad or motor carrier
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rolling wave

  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    roll; roller.
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rolling-pin

Roll"ing-pin` noun
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  1. A cylindrical piece of wood or other material, with which paste or dough may be rolled out and reduced to a proper thickness.
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Rolls of court, of parliament

  • (or of any public body), the parchments or rolls on which the acts and proceedings of that body are engrossed by the proper officer, and which constitute the records of such public body.
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Roughing rolls

  • rolls for reducing, in a rough manner, a bloom of iron to bars.
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sausage roll

  • noun sausage meat rolled and baked in pastry
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Size roll

  • a small piese of parchment added to a roll.
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snap roll

  • noun a fast roll
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soft roll

  • noun yeast-raised roll with a soft crust
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spring roll

  • noun minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
    egg roll.
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sweet roll

  • noun any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
    coffee roll.
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swiss roll

  • noun thin sheet of sponge cake spread with jelly and then rolled up to make a cylindrical cake
    jellyroll.
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To call the roll

  • to call off or recite a list or roll of names of persons belonging to an organization, in order to ascertain who are present or to obtain responses from those present.
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To roll about

  • to gad abroad. Obs.
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To roll one's r's

  • to utter the letter r with a trill. Colloq.
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To roll one's self

  • to wallow.
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To roll the eye

  • to direct its axis hither and thither in quick succession.
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toilet roll

  • noun a roll of toilet paper
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vienna roll

  • noun yeast-raised roll with a hard crust
    hard roll.
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Whip roll

  • (Weaving), a roll or bar, behind the reeds in a loom, on which the warp threads rest.
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