roll down


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v roll down gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
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  • King Jr. Martin Luther
    “No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.”


In literature:

When he concluded the whole assembly rose to do him honour; tears rolled down the cheeks of men and women.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
Tears of anguish rolled down his cheeks.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin
Why, that might have easily rolled down a crack in the summer-house floor.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
Henry's case looked bad as the wagon rolled down on him, but his rifle fire, though seemingly wasted, answered unflinchingly.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
Trunk of forest giant rolls down hill.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
To his horror the man's eyes filled with tears, big, glittering tears that rolled down his immovable face.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
We rolled down a steepish incline, on to the "mighty Missouri," which we crossed upon a bridge of boats.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
The tears rolled down his cheeks, as they did down mine when I saw them.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
The grenade rolled down to a new position.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
Her own eyes avoided his; and she made a picture of savage indifference; but as he looked he saw two great tears roll down her cheeks.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner

In poetry:

When war's awful thunder rolls,
And the heavens are flaming scrolls,
'Tis no time for coward souls;
Down with Slavery!
"A Battle-Cry" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
A mournful silence fills the sky,
And falls upon the gazer's soul,
And down the sympathizing cheek,
The watery teardrops silent roll.
"The Wintry Days" by James Avis Bartley
"Brother, and now I must take my way,
Glad and joyful must take my way,
Down to the realms of day and night;
Down to yon earth that rolls so bright."
"A Song Of Two Angels" by Laura Elizabeth Richards
The wind came down from mountains cold,
And like a tide it roared and rolled.
The branches groaned, the forest moaned,
And leaves were laid upon the mould.
"Over The Misty Mountains Cold" by J R R Tolkien
She sings — her golden voice is passion-fraught,
As when she charmed a thousand eager ears;
He listens trembling, and she knows it not,
And down his hollow cheeks roll bitter tears.
"Music In The Bush" by Robert W Service
So we sat there for a second, 'till the woman to us beckoned,
We went over to her table just to listen to her chin.
She said that she regretted, she wept and cried and fretted,
The tears rolled down until our whisky looked like drops of gin.
"The Tightest Man I Know" by Billy Bennett

In news:

West Texas High senior quarterback Alex Ramirez #10 rolls out looking for an open receiver down the field on Friday night PHOTO BY DON RICE.
This year the kids threw down against the teachers, with the latter rolling to victory.
Eddie Day is the "Wizard of Rock & Roll," and you don't need to go down a yellow brick road to see him.
Washington is on a roll heading down the stretch, and RGIII is a big reason why.
The Dos Palos football season hinges on one game tonight when the Broncos roll down Highway 33 to take on Coalinga in the south Valley.
A float titled "Spirit of Prosperity and Harmony " rolls down Colorado Boulevard during the 123rd Rose Parade in 2011.
The truck rolled completely upside down.
Kiss may want to make us adults 'Rock and Roll All Nite,' but for the little ones, they're probably more concerned with getting that sleep routine down.
It will be a great weekend for tucking and rolling down Art Hill in Forest.
Roll On Down The Highway.
PNM and Otero County Electric Coo_-perative used rolling outages to keep the grid in Lincoln and Otero counties from completely going down.
Art critics may roll their eyes, but that doesn't slow down W. A Slaughter, Texas' leading bluebonnet painter.
So here's a pub crawl of a playlist, chasing that spirit down a few of its rowdier rock & roll twists and turns.
You can actually roll down your windows just using the remote on your keychain.
If the trash truck or bus rolling down your street seems a little quieter these days, you're not - 7:08 pm.

In science:

The dissipative term Γ slows down the inflaton during the slow-roll regime and damps its amplitude during the oscillatory stage.
Evolution of Large Scale Curvature Fluctuations During the Perturbative Decay of the Inflaton
When evaluated at the same time of observation, the coefficient ∂N/∂φ∗ evolves between these two initial slices because the classical field φ is rolling down its potential.
One-loop corrections to the curvature perturbation from inflation
Planck-era will consist of three stages: I) First the Φ+ and Φ− fields will quickly roll down to the D-flat valley (|S | > Sc , Φ+ = 0, Φ− = 0).
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
In region I the Φ-fields quickly roll down to zero.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
Finally in region III spontaneous symmetry breaking occurs and the fields roll down to the true global minimum, whereby Φ− attains a vacuum expectation value.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking