Stone roller


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stone roller (Zoöl) An American fresh-water fish (Catostomus nigricans) of the Sucker family. Its color is yellowish olive, often with dark blotches. Called also stone lugger stone toter hog sucker hog mullet.
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In literature:

The workman who held the plank profited by the space thus given him, and slipped the roller under the stone.
"Ten Years Later" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
The workman who held the plank profited by the space thus given him, and slipped the roller under the stone.
"The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
In the roller process, the grain is crushed between metal rolls instead of being ground between stones.
"Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1" by Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
A rough road of beams is laid in the required direction, and wooden rollers are placed under the stone on this road.
"Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders" by T. Eric Peet
A large stone roller was run over a flat stone.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
In setting pallet stones we must take into consideration the relation of the roller and fork action.
"Watch and Clock Escapements" by Anonymous
The rollers on which the stones were moved along, still lie around you on the steps.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Vol VIII" by Various
Usually the frit, a material similar to glass, is crushed to powder beneath stone rollers called chasers.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
An unfortunate child who lived there had never been so well since the stone roller went over his head.
"Round About a Great Estate" by Richard Jefferies
There is also a small stone roller.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Then two other men came, and they were dragging a great heavy stone roller behind them.
"The Doers" by William John Hopkins
A Swiss will put a big stone upon a land-roller, to give it weight, and then walk behind it.
"The Romance of the Reaper" by Herbert Newton Casson
A horse roller may be used to good advantage if the softer varieties of stone are employed.
"The Future of Road-making in America" by Archer Butler Hulbert
The roller and a huge stone beneath the wheels prevented an ugly accident and the complete wreck of the Wanderer.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
A solid jetty of stone could not have broken the rollers more effectually.
"Down the Columbia" by Lewis R. Freeman
Few people are so poor as not to have a neatly-made stone roller on their roofs.
"Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)" by Isabella L. Bird
The rollers spread the colour upon a stone of suitable size.
"Practical Bookbinding" by Paul Adam
They are next beaten on a stone, or passed between steel rollers, to render them smooth and solid.
"Popular Technology; Volume 2" by Edward Hazen
When I invented the chemical printing afterward, I held that a stone roller could be used for this work as well as a wooden one.
"The Invention of Lithography" by Alois Senefelder