rollers


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rollers

[′rō·lərz]
(oceanography)
Swells coming from a great distance and forming large breakers on exposed coasts.
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And, the rollers now white from the lime, I'd just seen what was wrong.
Before she hit it she was going at a reckless speed, for we had laid our tracks quite down to the water, greased them, and at intervals placed rollers all ready to receive the ship as she moved forward with stately dignity.
The fisherman pointed to the rollers tumbling in on the sand-bank, and to the great waves leaping up in clouds of foam against the headlands on either side of us.
He was named in meeting; the name tossed from roller to roller.
Broad and ungainly, she floundered from wave to wave, dipping her round bows deeply into the blue rollers, and sending the white flakes of foam in a spatter over her decks.
The workman who held the plank profited by the space thus given him, and slipped the roller under the stone.
Here she found a group of girls watching Agatha and Jane, who were dragging a roller over the grass.
I could smooth that grass beautiful; them young ladies 'll strain themselves with that heavy roller.
He drew from the little case a square of plate glass, a little tube of thick ink, a rubber roller, and a few snowy white cards.
Squeezing a drop of ink onto the glass, he spread it back and forth with the rubber roller until the entire surface of the glass was covered to his satisfaction with a very thin and uniform layer of ink.
She raced all over town on one roller skate, often cheated at `keeps,' but was such a quick shot one couldn't catch her at it.
He had a vast coil of cord efficient for the purpose, which worked on a roller fixed on the parapet of the tower.