• WordNet 3.6
    • n roll-on a woman's foundation garment rolled on to the hips
    • n roll-on a dispenser of a liquid cosmetic (such as a deodorant) having a revolving ball as an applicator
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  • Herman Melville
    “The lightning flashes through my skull; mine eyeballs ache and ache; my whole beaten brain seems as beheaded, and rolling on some stunning ground.”
  • John Greenleaf Whittier
    “On leaf of palm, on sedge-wrought roll; on plastic clay and leather scroll, man wrote his thoughts; the ages passed, and lo! the Press was found at last!”
  • Lord Byron
    “Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.”
  • 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.”
  • Carl Sandburg
    “Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.”
  • John Burroughs
    “Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.”


On a roll - If you're on a roll, you're moving from success to success.


In literature:

Now the ass sullies it with its feet, but the stream rolls on and on, and becomes clear again.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
The carriage rolled on, and the peasants resumed their dancing.
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
As the years rolled on the woman acquired a firm foothold in the house.
"Germinie Lacerteux" by Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
Jason dived into the opening, rolled on a heap of rubble and smacked into something solid.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Lay on a floured block, or marble slab, and give one hundred strokes with a mallet or rolling pin.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Nicetas rolled over on his stomach, raised himself on hands and knees, and spat blood.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Slowly he rolled over on his side, to make it easier to look at d'Ucello.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
And still the hymn rolled on, and still she laughed.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The candle dropped and rolled on the floor, but before it could go out, Menard snatched it up.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
He put it on his head, pulling the rolled-up brim down with both hands, and set it in place with a pat on the crown.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
When he was completely worn out with play, he rolled over on his back and had a sleep in the sun.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Blinky rolled on the ground.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
It is best when rolled on marble, or a very large slate.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Lay on some good forcemeat, made with veal; roll them, and tie them round once or twice, to keep them in a neat shape.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
Captain Dan said there was more chance of getting a strike from a swordfish that was not visible rolling on the surface.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Someone shouted an order and the truck rolled on.
"A Yankee Flier Over Berlin" by Al Avery
It seemed that we were rolling on the ground, back on the summit.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
The precious coins fell and rolled on every side.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
Too much twist in roving makes bad yarn, and spoils the top rolls on spinning frames.
"Instruction book on ring spinning" by Francis L. Lincoln
Very greatly to their disgust, no big bank roll was found on my chum.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous

In poetry:

Old ocean, with a heavy surge,
Cold, black and drear,
Roll thou the solemn note of dirge
On Europe's ear!
"Henry Clay" by Effie Afton
Which the traveller can drink of when he feels dry,
And admire the dark River Dee near by,
Rolling smoothly and silently on its way,
Which is most lovely to see on a summer day.
"Beautiful Balmoral" by William Topaz McGonagall
Blow, trumpets, your summons, till sluggards awake!
Beat, drums, till the roofs of the faint-hearted shake!
Yet, yet, ere the signet is stamped on the scroll,
Their names may be traced on the blood-sprinkled roll!
"The Last Charge" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Sing on! tha cannot cheer me wi' thi song;
Yet, when aw hear
Thi warblin' voice, 'at rings soa sweet an strong,
Aw feel a tear
Roll daan mi cheek, 'at gives mi heart relief,
A gleam o' comfort, but it's varry brief.
"Sing On" by John Hartley
I praised the sun, whose chariot roll'd
On wheels of amber and of gold;
I praised the moon, whose softer eye
Gleam'd sweetly through the summer-sky;
And moon and sun in answer said,
"Our days of light are numbered."
"Heaven Transcendently Glorious" by Reginald Heber
Nearer came the storm and nearer, rolling fast and frightful on!
Speak, Ximena, speak and tell us, who has lost, and who has won?
Alas! alas! I know not; friend and foe together fall,
O'er the dying rush the living: pray, my sisters, for them all!
"The Angels of Buena Vista" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

This once-innovative series rolls on without much regard for either plot or character development.
Deputies tell News4 Tucson the boy was hiking with his grandmother when the rock rolled on top of his leg.
Portable roll-on perfumes are the ultimate gym bag and purse must-have for us.
Portable roll-on perfumes are the ultimate gym bag and purse must-have for us.
Ravens' strong run rolls on.
An Author's Promotional Juggernaut Keeps Rolling On.
Enter for a chance to win Hello Kitty Pink Bow roll-on parfum.
Kid Rock's ' Rebel Soul' album promotional tour rolls on with 'Good Morning America,' VH1 appearances.
'Paranormal Activity 4' rolls on without much regard for plot or character development.
Kahne Rolls On Regardless .
What's rolling on the river: River Region serves up plays, roller derby this weekend.
The celebration of the Beach Boys' 50th anniversary rolls on.
A new story in Nation's Restaurant News explores the ROI experienced by three commercial chains that recently rolled on unit remodels .
When the wing dollies are deployed to get the transporters across the Noxubee River bridge, the rig will grow to a width of 40 feet and roll on 796 tires.
Rich Stones Want To Roll On.

In science:

This relies on a subsequent phase of slow-roll inflation following the original first-order inflation, in order to erase some of the effects of the bubbles.
The End for Extended Inflation?
By the inductive assumption there is a K ∈ N (depending only on N and Ω′ , but not on the particular Rolle leaves) such that the manifold N ∩ L′ has at most K components.
The Pfaffian closure on an o-minimal structure
By Remark 1.7 each R × Lp is a Rolle leaf of the pullback Π∗ωp on R × U , where Π : R1+n −→ Rn is the pro jection on the last n coordinates.
The Pfaffian closure on an o-minimal structure
The Lyman-α data offers a promising route to testing slow-roll models both on its own, and in conjunction with CMB data.
Next-generation test of cosmic inflation
On the other hand we know from that the stress energy tensor for the rolling tachyon solution in the linear dilaton background is diagonal so that T0i = 0.
Bosonic D-brane Effective Action in Linear Dilaton Background
We are interested on the range of parameter space where inflation potential dominates the brane tension and assume the slow-roll approximation, ˙φ2 ≪ V and | ¨φ| ≪ H |φ|, and therefore ρ ≈ V .
Chaotic Inflation on the Brane with Induced Gravity
The second stage is locked inflation on the saddle point, followed by a third stage of fast-roll which solves the horizon and flatness problems.
Summary of the XXXIX Rencontres de Moriond
Commonly, it is further assumed to be the simplest class of inflationary model, where the dynamics are equivalent to that of a single scalar field φ slowly rolling on a potential V (φ).
The Cosmological Parameters
A homogeneous ball rolls without slipping on the surface of a turntable which rotates with angular velocity Ω.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
Burns, Ball rolling on a turntable: Analog for charged particle dynamics, Am. J.
Test problems in mechanics and special relativity
This also applies to core collapse events since it is based on watching radio remnants rise and fall, and no Rolls Royce has ever broken an axel.
Astrophysics in 2006
We end on noting that ζ is constant in time for the last expression of Eq. (30) at leading order in slow-roll parameters (i.e. ˙ζ ∼ H ζO(ǫ)).
Evolution of Large Scale Curvature Fluctuations During the Perturbative Decay of the Inflaton
The q-loop correlators given in Eqs. (19) and (20) were derived on the assumption that slow-roll is a good approximation between the time of horizon crossing and the time of observation of the δφ.
One-loop corrections to the curvature perturbation from inflation
This is not the usual situation, since in single-field slow-roll inflation fNL ∝ ǫ , and therefore the non-gaussianity decays on large scales.
One-loop corrections to the curvature perturbation from inflation
The largest portion of the inflationary tra jectory in this example lies on the plateau of the potential (3), the slow-roll parameter ǫ is very small, which makes the direct impact of the non-canonicality negligible.
Moduli and multi-field inflation