• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Court-roll the record of a court of justice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. cort (Fr. cour)—Low L. cortis, a courtyard—L. cors, cohors, an enclosure; akin to Gr. chortos, an enclosed place, L. hortus, a garden. See Yard.


In literature:

A deep low boom rolls suddenly across the court, the rich tone of some temple bell telling the twelfth hour.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
So, then, the red rim of the March sun shouldered up above the rolling jungle as he came into the beaten clay court which fronted the temple.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
The noise of festival Rings through the spacious courts, and rolls along the hall.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
And that, while court minions rolled in luxury, you should sell your glorious poem for the paltry sum of ten pounds!
"Holidays at the Grange or A Week's Delight" by Emily Mayer Higgins
Morning has come, the guard-roll has been called, and Judge Sleepyhorn is about to hold high court.
"An Outcast" by F. Colburn Adams
There was a general effort to destroy the rolls of the manor courts.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
At seven, an open carriage with a stout pair of horses and a sleepy driver rolled out of the court-yard of the Lion d'Or.
"Shawl-Straps" by Louisa M. Alcott
When the Danish king visited England actors in a masque performed at Court were seen rolling intoxicated at his feet.
"History of the English People, Volume V (of 8)" by John Richard Green
He rolls the tennis court most beautifully, though, when he knows I'm coming back for the holidays.
"The Nicest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
The Wroxall Court Rolls mention in 1523, Richard of Haseley; 1530-36, Richard and William; 1547, Ralph of Barston.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The first business after the opening of the court was to call the roll of the commissioners, that each one might answer to his name.
"Charles I" by Jacob Abbott
Go into the crowded court-house and you may see another; his countenance haggard and ghastly, and his eye wildly rolling in despair.
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
Go and tell what I have said, and my head will roll upon the pavement in the court.
"Draw Swords!" by George Manville Fenn
Indeed, I have important business in the Rolls Court.
"Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume II." by Charles James Lever
Even at this early hour carriage after carriage from the adjoining towns rolls by toward the court House.
"Cora and The Doctor" by Harriette Newell Baker
As he entered it, he heard the roll of the carriage-wheels driving out of the court.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
At length the living carriage rolled into the court.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
It might now be past midnight, when I heard the hollow rolling of a carriage over the pavement of the Court.
"The Devil's Elixir" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
But they laughed at Erskine for being so keen; he would get up before breakfast to roll the court, which passed their understanding.
"Tiny Luttrell" by Ernest William Hornung
The ball hit the ring of the basket, hovered a moment over it, and then fell back and rolled into the court!
"The Girls of Central High at Basketball" by Gertrude W. Morrison

In poetry:

"Then, lo! methought the same sweet psalm
That we have sung this hour
Rose up and rolled through heaven's court
A miracle of power.
"Cameron's Stone" by Alexander Anderson
Like holy writ and creed of fane,
Heart to heart, and cheek by jowl,
The courts their virtues still retain,
And keep the deed above the roll.
"The Deed Vs. Assessment Rolls" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
And if they should consult a clue,
The deed itself must furnish that;
That rolls are not the points of view,
The courts stand uniformly "pat."
"The Deed Vs. Assessment Rolls" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
How happie were my part,
If some kinde man would thrust his heart
Into these lines; till in heav'n's court of rolls
They were by winged souls
Entred for both, farre above their desert!
"Obedience" by George Herbert
Three juniors sat up in Crown Office Row,
In Crown Office Row e'er the courts had sat,
They saw the solicitors passing below,
And the briefs that were rolled up so tidy and fat,
For serjeants get work, etc.
"Air--"Three Fishers Went Sailing."" by Horace Smith
Even Pitt, whose fervent periods roll
Resistless through the kindling soul
Of senates, councils, kings—
Though form'd for courts, vouchsafed to rove,
Inglorious, through the shepherd's grove,
And ope his bashful springs.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone

In news:

Out amongst the Bleacher Creatures in right field, one of the most powerful voices in the country held court during their routine roll call at Yankee Stadium.
Supreme Court justice participates in roll call with Bleacher Creatures.
Supreme Court rolls back campaign cash limits.
A group is suing Ohio's Secretary of State, asking the court to order Jon Husted to purge voter rolls in the buckeye state.
3, rolls to 6-2, 6-2 first-round win over Melinda Czink, then breezily describes illness that caused her to skip summer hard-court season.
Rolling Fire Glassworks is one of 11 smoke shops blocked from selling synthetic marijuana and bath salts by a court order.
GLADSTONE — The Iron Mountain Mountaineers dealt a lesson to the Gladstone Braves on the tennis courts Tuesday, rolling to a 7-1 victory.
Ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on affirmative action, I recall how at Roll Call newspaper, I was told that one of our three interns had to be from a racial minority.
Charles Newell is on an amazing theatrical roll at Court Theatre.
The cable industry and the FCC are asking the Supreme Court to prevent utility companies from "jacking up" industry costs as local cable systems roll out broadband services.
A federal appeals court won't quickly review a challenge to Florida's plan to purge almost 200 voters from the rolls because they are non-citizens.
The Justice Department has sent a letter to the Florida Secretary of State regarding its voter list maintenance program informing the state that DOJ will seek court action to stop the purging of voter rolls in the State.
In high school girls' and boys' volleyball, the second hit by receiving squad, Team R, rolls along a ceiling beam on its own side of court and ball then falls onto same side of playing court.
The trial court incorrectly enjoined two pieces of legislation from taking immediate effect on the basis that legislative leaders did not conduct roll call votes for immediate effect in violation of the Michigan Constitution.
Here is the roll call vote in the House of Delegates early Tuesday on Tracy Thorne-Begland, Richmond's chief deputy commonwealth's attorney, who was rejected for a judgeship in general district court.