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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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The tale goes that Muslim soldiers, upon entering the Library, were given specific instructions on how to deal with the remaining heaps of "infidel" work: "Either these scrolls contain the Koran," said their general, "in which case we already know it; or they do not contain the Koran, in which case we must not know it.
Elaborate detail is present throughout the scroll, including the upper part (cover selection) that crowns the pleasant scene.
Select portions of three of the first Dead Sea Scrolls, which are among the oldest biblical manuscripts and were found by a young Bedouin shepherd in 1947, are now on exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Que.
24 to 10 hp), scroll or reciprocating compressors, brazed-plate evaporators, nonferrous reservoirs, stainless-steel cabinets, and microprocessor controls with SPI communications protocol.
This desktop offers a variety of new features, including enhanced Microsoft Optical Technology for longer battery life, My Favorites Keys, a cushioned palm rest with the feel of leather, and a left-side scroll wheel on the keyboard to complement the scroll wheel on the mouse, both of which use Tilt Wheel Technology.
Oil-lubricated scroll devices have become the device of choice in the residential air conditioning market; oil-injected scroll vacuum pumps offer an alternative to piston- and rotary screw-type devices.
Winner of the 2003 AHR Innovation Award, the Copeland Digital Scroll can start or stop thermodynamic work while its internal motor is turning at full speed.
Inside the Scrolls" provides a unique illustrated catalog of the contents of all 11 caves, including detailed analysis of every major scroll, and considers the methods of interpretation employed, including carbon-14 dating, paleography, and computer reconstruction.
Have you ever loaded a page, then watched in disbelief as the button on the scroll bar gets smaller and smaller.
The scroll, bought for 23 million yen at an auction, is believed to be the work of the painter Kaiho Yusetsu (1598-1677), active in the early Edo Period (1603-1868), the officials said.
PHONE BOOK: Enter number then press Phone Book - then OK to store on SIM card - enter name and scroll down arrow key to confirm number - OK.