roll call


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n roll call calling out an official list of names
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roll call the act, or the time, of calling over a list names, as among soldiers.
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  • Dhammapada
    “He who holds back rising anger like a rolling chariot, him I call a real driver; other people are but holding the reins”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    “When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer present or not guilty.”
  • Omar Khayyam
    “And that inverted bowl we call The Sky, where under crawling coop't we live and die, lift not thy hands to It for help -- for it rolls impotently on as thou or I.”


In literature:

By Saturday all were come, and answered to their names when the roll was called, the great and dreadful Miss Hiloe amongst them.
"The Vicissitudes of Bessie Fairfax" by Harriet Parr
The roll call revealed that two Americans had been killed and eleven wounded.
"Dewey and Other Naval Commanders" by Edward S. Ellis
You will be missed at roll call, but that will go for nothing.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
The teacher solemnly calls the roll, although she can see at a glance that there are no absentees.
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
In taking the vote upon the resolution, it is requested that the roll be called.
"International Conference Held at Washington for the Purpose of Fixing a Prime Meridian and a Universal Day. October, 1884." by Various
When he reached my platoon he called me up to him and asked me whether I had a roll of my platoon.
"At Ypres with Best-Dunkley" by Thomas Hope Floyd
Those for embarkation were called out for parade in full marching order, and the roll was called.
"From the Bottom Up" by Alexander Irvine
This roll represented what was called spun or twist tobacco.
"The Social History of Smoking" by G. L. Apperson
The roll was called with wild excitement.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
King Solomon ordered the roll of workmen to be called, to see if there were any missing.
"The Mysteries of Free Masonry" by William Morgan
Marcella called Daddy and Daddy rolled two barrels out under one of the trees and made a nice bed in each.
"Raggedy Ann Stories" by Johnny Gruelle
The trumpet with which the calling is done is simply a piece of birch bark, rolled up cone-shaped with the smooth side within.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
Roll call finished and we retired to our bunks.
"S.O.S. Stand to!" by Reginald Grant
As Grafton walked slowly back, an officer was calling the roll of his company under the quiet, sunny hill, and he stopped to listen.
"Crittenden" by John Fox, Jr.
The sentinels failed to respond at roll-call.
"The Lighted Match" by Charles Neville Buck
Some time rolled on, calling for no particular record.
"The Argosy" by Various
During this time the aforesaid Schaunard was beating his roll-call, as he styled it, through the city.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
Let us call the roll.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
He agreed to this and asked me to tell them that roll would be called in the rest-billets at eleven o'clock.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
They call me Jeremiah and Mother Goose rolled into one.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry

In poetry:

These heav'ns we see, be as a scroll,
Or garment folded up,
Before they do together roll,
And we call'd in to sup.
"Of Heaven" by John Bunyan
He leads: we hear our Seaman's call
In the roll of battles won;
For he is Britain's Admiral
Till setting of her sun.
"Trafalgar Day" by George Meredith
Let heav'nly love prepare my soul,
And call her to the skies,
Where years of long salvation roll,
And glory never dies.
"Hymn 39" by Isaac Watts
Strange and solemn doth it roll
Downward like a yearning cry,
From that belfry far on high,
Warning, calling to our soul.
"Warning" by Marietta Holley
"Roll thy dry eyes, for mercy call,
Unsooth'd thy grinning woe;
Through thy pale temples fire the ball,
And sink to fiends below!"
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
I feel the hopes, the yearnings brave,
Within my bosom surge and roll,
But know not whose the Master Soul
That called their glories from the grave.
"My Shadow And I" by Freeman Edwin Miller

In news:

If you're into the horse-race stuff, here's how Roll Call , a publication based in Washington, DC, views the race for New York's new 21st Congressional District.
MONROE — Monroe County Community College today will participate in the National Roll Call Project, honoring US servicemen and women during simultaneous ceremonies at colleges and universities across the nation.
This is the second time the university has participated in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call .
A roll call of some who died in '10.
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy cast his 14,000th roll call vote Wednesday.
CQ Roll Call To Consolidate Brands Into One Print Daily.
Sean & Richie To Do Roll Call for Memorial Day – Please Submit Names.
And several aides said that Republicans are engaged in an internal blame game about why they agreed to a roll-call vote on the measure, rather than a simple voice vote that would have allowed t...
For some reason, I have vivid memories of roll call from elementary school.
Roll call of some who died in 2011.
Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2011.
It looked like we were on to something: bosses doing mini in-service training sessions at roll call .
Other roll-call training sessions followed.
Same-Sex Marriage Fails in the Senate: The Roll Call .
Code violations at East District Roll Call site put Metro police at risk.

In science:

In supersymmetric hybrid models, one needs to worry about the so called “eta” problem [6, 7, 8, 9, 10], i.e., the fact that generically sugra corrections give rise to scalar masses of the order of the Hubble parameter, including that of the inflaton, then forbidding slow-roll inflaton.
Warm inflation dynamics in the low temperature regime
The distribution of vectors is determined by W (φ, z ) and Q(φ, z ), both with a period of 2π along the Φ-axis, so the vectors distribute with the same period and the plane can be rolled up into a cylindrical surface, that is called a cylindrical system in mathematics.
The analysis on the single particle model of CDW
In simple field theory models this is described in terms of a “slowly rolling” scalar field called an inflaton.
String Theory: Progress and Problems
Any calls of this user are blocked or marked as SPIT, until the administrator of the VoIP network updates the fingerprint list and this procedure will repeat any time a new firmware version is rolled out or new clients are released.
SPAM over Internet Telephony and how to deal with it
This approach is generally applicable to roll call data and we apply it in particular to the historical roll call voting of the U.S.
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
Figure 3: Two-dimensional MDS representation of the first layer of roll call space for the 108th Senate (stress = .01).
Partition Decomposition for Roll Call Data
So far, people have investigated a large class of scalar field models. A most general model for cosmic acceleration is a slow-rolling scalar field, called quintessence .
Brane Cosmology with the Chameleon Scalar Field in Bulk
We can treat each state, say s, as a die and consider the ‘next states’ (the states the chain has transitioned to after being at state s) as the results of a die roll, called the exit of s.
Streaming Algorithms for Optimal Generation of Random Bits
The field strength B is only required to determine the frequency that gives the peak of the νFν of the synchrotron radiation, so called a roll-off frequency 2 ), which roughly corresponds to the characterνroll (∝ BEmax,e istic synchrotron frequency of electrons with Emax,e (Reynolds 1998; Reynolds & Keohane 1999).
Synchrotron X-ray diagnostics of cutoff shape of nonthermal electron spectrum at young supernova remnants
To succeed, it needs a weakly-coupled scalar field, the so-called inflaton, which, some time after the big bang, finds itself homogeneously displaced from the minimum of its potential, and slowly rolls towards it.
A Simple/Short Introduction to Pre-Big-Bang Physics/Cosmology
Nature has provided beautiful molecular quantum wires called carbon nanotubes, formed by rolling carbon sheets of hexagonal symmetry into tubes of varying diameter .
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
The period of potential domination is usually closely connected to very slow evolution of the inflaton field, the so-called “slow roll” behavior, and it is this slow evolution that produces a nearly scale invariant spectrum of perturbations.
Next-generation test of cosmic inflation
The assignment is changed in a round-robin fashion called barrel-rolling.
A Review of VLBI Instrumentation
But there is another regime, called DBI inflation , corresponding to the “relativistic” limit 1 − f ˙φ2 ≪ 1 ⇒ | ˙φ| ≃ 1/pf , which does not require a very flat potential as in standard slow-roll inflation.
Early Universe: inflation and cosmological perturbations
We derive the scalar and tensor spectra in the k-inflation analogue of the slow roll approximation (where changes in cS , on top of those in the Hubble parameter H , must be small), using the so-called uniform approximation.
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology