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scroll

[skrōl]
(architecture)
An ornament consisting of a spirally wound band, either as a running ornament or a terminal.
(computer science)
To move information in an electronic display up, down, left, or right, so that new information appears and some of the existing information is moved away.
(geology)
One of a series of crescent-shaped sediments on the inner bank of a moving channel, deposited there by the stream.

scroll

1. Ornamentation that consists of a spirally wound band or a band resembling a partially rolled scroll of paper; S scrolls are found in ornamental brackets, window and door surrounds, and in other ornamental bands.
See also: Ornament
2. An ornamental molding consisting of a spiral design; or a terminal, such as the volutes of the Ionic capital or the S curves on consoles.

Scroll

 

a manuscript in the form of a long sheet rolled up as a tube. One of the oldest forms of the book, the scroll was prevalent in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece and Rome. Scrolls were usually made of papyrus and were sometimes ornamented with miniatures. They were replaced in Europe by parchment codices between the fourth and sixth centuries A.D.: in the Far East they continued to be used until modern times. During the Middle Ages only documents of moderate length and individual liturgical texts appeared in the form of scrolls.

scroll

scroll
An ornament consisting of a spirally wound band, either as a running ornament or as a terminal, like the volutes of the Ionic capital or the scrolls on consoles and modillions.

scroll

early form of manuscript; symbolic of learning. [Christian Symbolism: Appleton, 85]
See: Wisdom

SCROLL

(1)
String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.

["SCROLL - A Pattern Recording Language", M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].

scroll

(interface)
(From a scroll of paper) To change the portion of a document displayed in a window or on a VDU screen. In a graphical user interface, scrolling is usually controlled by the user via scroll bars, whereas on a VDU the text scrolls up automatically as lines of data are output at the bottom of the screen.

scroll

To continuously move forward, backward or sideways through the text and images on screen or within a window. Scrolling implies continuous and smooth movement, a line, character or pixel at a time, as if the data were on a paper scroll being rolled behind the screen. See auto scroll.
References in classic literature ?
On this the White Rabbit blew three blasts on the trumpet, and then unrolled the parchment scroll, and read as follows:--
These are merely the rough copies," he explained: "and, as soon as I have put in the final corrections--" making a great commotion among the different parchments, "--a semi-colon or two that I have accidentally omitted--" here he darted about, pen in hand, from one part of the scroll to another, spreading sheets of blotting-paper over his corrections, "all will be ready for signing.
The Sheriff opened the scroll and glanced at it, while the veins upon his forehead swelled and his cheeks grew ruddy with rage as he read, for this was what he saw:
The artist who had painted it was now out of fashion, and by dint of showing it to visitors, Katharine had almost ceased to see anything but a glow of faintly pleasing pink and brown tints, enclosed within a circular scroll of gilt laurel-leaves.
When this happened the ancient world was rolled up like a scroll, and put away until the next day, with all its orators and conspirators, its nymphs and satyrs, gods and demigods; though sometimes they escaped at night and got into the boy's dreams.
It rests with him whether our names are written upon the scroll of fame or whether our administration is dismissed in half a dozen contemptuous words by the coming historian.
Underneath this glorious scroll came nine and a half columns of narrative, in which appeared the first, last, and only account of the history of the planet, so far as one observer could draw it, during one long day of its existence.
Our evolution into cooking animals lay in the tight-rolled scroll of the future.
But marriage bells at the end was the one thing he could take no liberties with; though the heavens rolled up as a scroll and the stars fell, the wedding bells must go on ringing just the same.
The front end of the sled was turned up, like a scroll, in order to force down and under the bore of soft snow that surged like a wave before it.
And when he saw one of our number present himself somewhat before the rest, he drew forth a little scroll of parchment
I have seen a snow-drift along the sides of the stone wall which obviously gave the idea of the common architectural scroll to abut a tower.