Rent roll

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rent roll a list or account of rents or income; a rental.
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Usage

In literature:

But, after all, what mattered this to General Stanley, who had a fine rent-roll elsewhere?
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXXVI. October, 1843. Vol. LIV." by Various
They came on with slow precision, and in the forefront rolled a great machine that seamed and rent the prairie into triple furrows.
"The Cattle-Baron's Daughter" by Harold Bindloss
The Earl of Fitzkillingham, with a rent-roll of fifty thousand a year, has no need to do; he has only to be.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
However, the rent-roll was all right.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
You fear the example of America for your oppressions, for your rent-rolls.
"Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863" by Adam Gurowski
His rent-roll was over L1600, a large sum in these days, and it was yearly rising.
"James Boswell" by William Keith Leask
Nor can the accuracy of the rent roll be challenged.
"The Planters of Colonial Virginia" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
But a magnificent rent-roll though!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 368, June 1846" by Various
The estate was his and the rent-roll of at least five thousand a year.
"The Man with a Shadow" by George Manville Fenn
A long and brilliant rent-roll makes up for a short and obscure pedigree.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
Mr. Thompson received his client with the dignity and emotion due to such a rent-roll and the unexpectedness of the honour.
"The Ordeal of Richard Feverel" by George Meredith
You, perhaps, scarcely realise how poor a man may be who has a fairly large rent-roll?
"A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)" by Frances Eleanor Trollope
One assumed the adequate rent-roll that went with it.
"The Daughter Pays" by Mrs. Baillie Reynolds
I'll look into the rent-roll again; perhaps I am mistaken.
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
He has a rent roll of seventy thousand pounds, independent of a complete square of brick mansions in Cork.
"Faithful Margaret" by Annie Ashmore
Could they be run properly upon diminished rent-rolls?
"The Soul of Susan Yellam" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Miss Margland, much gratified, asked Macdersey if she could look at his rent roll.
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
His eldest brother, Hugh Clandon, who had ruled over Clandon Place, had a rent roll of some five thousand a year clear.
"Whither Thou Goest" by William Le Queux
The rent-roll was large and unencumbered, and would admit of a handsome jointure.
"Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)" by Samuel Warren
His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3)" by Richard Dowling
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In poetry:

Her healing tones have often brought
New gladness to my soul;
Her breath hath rent the darken'd clouds,
That often o'er it roll.
"Woman" by Thomas Frederick Young
The moon shone out, the stars were gay.
He saw the foxes run and play.
He rent his garments, he rolled around
In deep repentance on the ground.
"How Samson Bore Away The Gates Of Gaza" by Vachel Lindsay
To the dry-vined town
My tide roll'd down--
Dry lips and throats a-quiver,
Rent sky and sod
With shouts "From God
The strength of the mighty river!"
"The Ghosts Of The Trees" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
And backward in terror that foe was driven,
Their banners rent and their columns riven,
Wherever the tide of battle rolled
Over the Wilderness, wood and wold.
"Lee To The Rear" by John Reuben Thompson
The field was sown with noble blood,
The harvest reaped in burning tears,
When, rolling up its crimson flood,
Broke the long-gathering tide of years;
His diadem was rent away,
And beggars trampled on his clay.
"The Dying Seneca" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
O earth, earth, earth! where wilt thou hide thy slain?
How cover up the blood thy children pour in vain?
The air is rank with death, and rent with shrieks and groans,
For still the voice of war rolls out in thunder tones.
"To Mother Earth" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

In a national British campaign to be rolled out in coming weeks, marketing agency Cunning Stunts said it was about to start renting advertising space on the foreheads of university students.
Low-rent apartments do not necessarily deter investors, but because of the way such properties are purchased, increasing the annual rent roll becomes imperative.
Stuyvesant Town s buyers acted as if the increase in the rent rolls was plausible, but they, like many other players, didn t count on the end of cheap money.
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