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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.
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He unrolled a large parchment scroll, and read aloud the words "'item, that we will be kind to the poor.
While he was speaking the hands on the face of the clock behind the great man's back - a heavy, glistening affair of massive scrolls in the same dark marble as the mantelpiece, and with a ghostly, evanescent tick - had moved through the space of seven minutes.
The name of Don Augustin de Certavallos was scarcely known beyond the limits of the little town in which he resided, though he found a secret pleasure himself in pointing it out, in large scrolls of musty documents, to an only child, as enrolled among the former heroes and grandees of Old and of New Spain.
Reginald Wilfer is a name with rather a grand sound, suggesting on first acquaintance brasses in country churches, scrolls in stained-glass windows, and generally the De Wilfers who came over with the Conqueror.
Giving the child an encouraging look, intended to reassure her and let her know, that, although she stood in the presence of the original Jarley, she must not allow herself to be utterly overwhelmed and borne down, the lady of the caravan unfolded another scroll, whereon was the inscription, 'One hundred figures the full size of life,' and then another scroll, on which was written, 'The only stupendous collection of real wax-work in the world,' and then several smaller scrolls with such inscriptions as
A scroll so wide might not be deemed too expensive for Providence to write a people's doom upon.
Its panelled front was in the likeness of a ship's bluff bows, and the Holy Bible rested on the projecting piece of scroll work, fashioned after a ship's fiddle-headed beak.
and, as if repeated by an invisible voice, came the words of an old prophetic scroll, as Eva had often read them to him,--"Fear not
He took out his sycamore scroll and placed it by the candle.
When he had finished, he delivered the scroll, which was in the Hebrew character, to the Pilgrim, saying, ``In the town of Leicester all men know the rich Jew, Kirjath Jairam of Lombardy; give him this scroll he hath on sale six Milan harnesses, the worst would suit a crowned head ten goodly steeds, the worst might mount a king, were he to do battle for his throne.
The King and Queen of Hearts were seated on their throne when they arrived, with a great crowd assembled about them--all sorts of little birds and beasts, as well as the whole pack of cards: the Knave was standing before them, in chains, with a soldier on each side to guard him; and near the King was the White Rabbit, with a trumpet in one hand, and a scroll of parchment in the other.
He obtained the King's leave forthwith to seek out the forester; and armed with the King's scroll he came before the Sheriff at Nottingham.