• Man reading Aldermanic scroll
    Man reading Aldermanic scroll
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v scroll move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen "Scroll down to see the entire text"
    • n scroll a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
    • n scroll a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Decoration: Girl reading book surrounded by scrolls and flowers Decoration: Girl reading book surrounded by scrolls and flowers

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls appeared for sale in the June 1, 1954 issue of the Wall Street Journal
    • Scroll A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a substitute for a seal.
    • Scroll A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list. "The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll .""Here is the scroll of every man's name."
    • Scroll (Arch) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
    • Scroll (Geom) Same as Skew surface. See under Skew.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word "pure" appears on the scroll held by the Quaker pictured on the packages of Quaker Oats cereal.
    • n scroll A roll of parchment or paper, or a writing formed into a roll; a list or schedule.
    • n scroll In a restricted sense, a draft or outline of what is afterward to be written out in full: also used attributively: as, a scroll minute.
    • n scroll An ornament of a spiral form; an ornament or appendage resembling a partly unrolled sheet Of paper. In architecture, any convolved or spiral ornament; specifically, the volute of the Ionic and Corinthian capitals. See cuts under linen-scroll and Vitruvian.
    • n scroll In furniture and woodwork, a carved volute or spiral, especially such an ornament forming the arm of a sofa, rocking-chair, or the like.
    • n scroll The ribbon-like label proceeding from the mouths of speakers in old tapestries and illustrations.
    • n scroll In heraldry, the ribbon-like appendage to a crest or escutcheon on which the motto is inscribed. Also escroll.
    • n scroll In hydraulics, a spiral or converging ajutage or waterway placed around a turbine or other reaction water-wheel to equalize the rate of flow of water at all points around the circumference, by means of the progressive decrease in the capacity of the waterway.
    • n scroll In geometry, a skew surface, or non-developable ruled surface.
    • n scroll The mantling or lambrequin of a tilting-helmet.
    • n scroll In anatomy, a turbinate bone; a scroll-bone.
    • scroll To write down in a scroll or roll of parchment or paper; commit to writing; inscribe.
    • scroll To draft; write in rough outline. See scroll, n., 2.
    • scroll To roll up or form into a scroll.
    • scroll To ornament with scrolls or scrollwork.
    • scroll To roll or curl up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Scroll skrōl a roll of paper or parchment: a writing in the form of a roll: a rough draft of anything: a schedule: a flourish added to a person's signature as a substitute for a seal: in hydraulics, a spiral water-way placed round a turbine to regulate the flow of water: :
    • v.t Scroll to draft: to write in rough outline
    • n Scroll skrōl (anat.) a turbinate bone
    • n Scroll skrōl (archit.) a spiral ornament, the volute of the Ionic and Corinthian capitals
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  • William Hazlitt
    “There are names written in her immortal scroll at which Fame blushes!”
  • 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!”
  • William Ernest Henley
    William Ernest Henley
    “It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Do you set down your name in the scroll of youth, that are written down old with all the characters of age?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe,whence E. escrow,), OF. escroe, escroue, F. écrou, entry in the jail book, LL. scroa, scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD. schroode, a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred,. Cf. Shred Escrow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. escroue, acc. to Skeat from Old Dut. schroode, a shred.


In literature:

His white hand is nearly covered with lace, and rests on a scroll of parchment.
"Gifts of Genius" by Various
In hooded mantle gray he smiled and sate, With ink-horn at his knees and scroll and pen.
"The Visions of England Lyrics on leading men and events in English History" by Francis T. Palgrave
I opened my parchment scroll, and read aloud the command.
"The Haunters & The Haunted" by Various
Indeed, she knew nothing of their value, nothing, indeed, of the value of the Chinese scroll which so effectually hid the panel in the wall.
"The Tin Soldier" by Temple Bailey
He holds a long scroll to which he points with his right hand while looking downward, towards the door of the Cathedral.
"Donatello" by David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
They found on the former no seal or signature whatsoever, either at the top or bottom of the scroll.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
It was Moby Dick's open mouth and scrolled jaw; his vast, shadowed bulk still half blending with the blue of the sea.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
He could see plainly each Chinese character upon the carved scrolls and the words "Mater Dei" above the doorway.
"In Macao" by Charles A. Gunnison
She looked at me thoughtfully, rolling and unrolling the scroll in her hands.
"In Search of the Unknown" by Robert W. Chambers
Small tinaja with a kind of scroll figure around the body.
"Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained from the Indians of New Mexico in 1880" by James Stevenson

In poetry:

God! forgive my grievous sin!
God! forgive my erring love!
Write not my sentence in
Thine awful scroll above!
"Sin Of The Choral Singer" by James Avis Bartley
Shall I be slave to every noble soul,
Study the dead, and to their spirits bend;
Or learn to read my own heart's folded scroll,
And make self-rule my end?
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
And he, the good man's shield and shade,
To whom all hearts their homage paid,
As Virtue's son,
Roderic Manrique, he whose name
Is written on the scroll of Fame,
Spain's champion;
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
They spread their scroll shields for the breast of Columbia,
And turned their storm-swords to the enemy's fleet;
Their glory to humble the tyrant that braved them,
Their honor to lave fair America's feet!
"Pro Patria: America, 1861" by Adah Isaacs Menken
Here by the camp-fire's flicker,
Deep in my blanket curled,
I long for the peace of the pine-gloom,
When the scroll of the Lord is unfurled,
And the wind and the wave are silent,
And world is singing to world.
"The Three Voices" by Robert W Service
Here singing we must unroll
Of our dear land the pictured scroll!
Let calm turn to storm of wildness,
Bring might into bonds of mildness:
Then Norsemen mustering, each shall see
This is our land's whole history.
"Norse Nature" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

The scroll is 14 inches wide and one-third the length of a football field.
R-407a Refrigerant Approved for Copeland Scroll Compressors Jun 10, 2010 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Clemson Univesity Scroll of Honor (more).
A Scroll of Honor to honor nearly 500 lives lost.
All the Torah scrolls join the greeting procession as they accompany the dancing, which begins from the street.
WB nabs rights to 'Ninja Scroll '.
Warner Bros has acquired rights to turn the Japanese action thriller anime "Ninja Scroll " into a live action feature.
Scrolling now, if you don't want to see the answers yet.
Ancient scroll may yield religious secrets.
The film easily and subtly reveals at least as much about Mr Hockney's own work as it does about the scrolls .
Crowded ballot leaves some concerned that voters won't scroll to bottom.
Suzy Phillips returns to share her scroll-saw tips as she makes a striking holiday centerpiece.
General International Excalibur 16 Scroll Saw .
As you scroll down, there's a ridge crossing through the image, then a plain, then dunes, but keep looking.

In science:

It lies on a smooth cubic scroll S , having divisor class (2; 0).
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three
Blow up P in P2 and embed by the linear system H = 2l − e to get a nonsingular cubic scroll S in P4 .
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three
We conclude that C lies on a smooth cubic scroll S ′ , and has divisor class (3; 1) on S ′ .
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three
In this case we take S to be the smooth cubic scroll obtained by blowing up P .
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three
The same can be said for (7, 3) curves, by extending the analysis above: one can show that a hyperelliptic (7, 3) cuve lies on a cubic scroll or the cone over a twisted cubic curve, and in both cases is obtained from a smooth (4, 0) curve by biliaison.
Some Examples of Gorenstein Liaison in Codimension Three