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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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▪ There are other sub-classes for graphical user interface components such as push buttons and scroll bars.
▪ Likewise, a peek at a window framed by title bar and scroll bars is enough to evoke the sacraments of Mac.
▪ A scroll bar, called the timeline, lets you grab information by date.
▪ One call might evoke a window, with the standard scroll bars and title bar.
▪ A scroll bar with up and down arrows above and below lets you move through the contents.
▪ A paper dragon and a paper tiger dangled from the ceiling; on the walls were scrolls with oriental writing on them.
▪ I take my time before moving on to the birchbark scrolls.
▪ Item 2 is the brass scroll which was once part of the Royal Warwickshire regiment's cap badge.
▪ The dark squiggles and scrolls are left on the skin to allow the design to set, usually overnight.
▪ The first is labelled: Ojibway music scroll.
▪ There is one scroll in particular which Gary wishes me to recover.
Scroll down to see when the website was last updated.
▪ A sports fan might elect to have the latest sports scores continuously scrolling on to his screen.
▪ Additionally the mouse-based scrolling controls are sensitive, often causing the landscape to blur.
▪ If your map covers more than one screen, the first bit will scroll off the top.
▪ It was a short document-short enough for you to find each variable by scrolling through the text with the down arrow key.
▪ Just scroll along and drag the one you want on to the page.
▪ Like so many of its computer counterparts, it's viewed from overhead, the pitch scrolling to follow the action.
▪ The menus were unwieldy, the scrolling too slow, and the dedicated terminals too expensive.
▪ The reduction in scrolling and window swapping has made the whole computer feel better and more relaxing to use.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rule \Rule\, n. Syn: regulation; law; precept; maxim; guide; canon; order; method; direction; control; government; sway; empire. [1913 Webster] Rule \Rule\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruled; p. pr. & vb. n. Ruling.] [Cf. OF. riuler, ruiler, L. regulare. See Rule, n., and cf. Regulate.]

  1. To control the will and actions of; to exercise authority or dominion over; to govern; to manage.

    A bishop then must be blameless; . . . one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection.
    --1 Tim. iii. 2, 4.

  2. To control or direct by influence, counsel, or persuasion; to guide; -- used chiefly in the passive.

    I think she will be ruled In all respects by me.

  3. To establish or settle by, or as by, a rule; to fix by universal or general consent, or by common practice.

    That's are ruled case with the schoolmen.

  4. (Law) To require or command by rule; to give as a direction or order of court.

  5. To mark with lines made with a pen, pencil, etc., guided by a rule or ruler; to print or mark with lines by means of a rule or other contrivance effecting a similar result; as, to rule a sheet of paper of a blank book.

    Ruled surface (Geom.), any surface that may be described by a straight line moving according to a given law; -- called also a scroll.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1400, "roll of parchment or paper," altered (by association with rolle "roll") from scrowe (c.1200), from Anglo-French escrowe, Old French escroe "scrap, roll of parchment," from Frankish *skroda "shred" or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *skrauth- (cognates: Old English screada "piece cut off, cutting, scrap;" see shred (n.)). As an ornament on furniture or in architecture, from 1610s.


"to write down in a scroll," c.1600, from scroll (n.). Sense of "show a few lines at a time" (on a computer or TV screen) first recorded 1981. Related: Scrolled; scrolling.


n. 1 A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a roll; a schedule; a list. 2 (context architecture English) An ornament formed of undulations giving off spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern. 3 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. [U.S.] Alexander Mansfield Burrill. 4 Scroll-shaped end of a violin. 5 (context geometry English) a skew surface. vb. 1 (context computing transitive English) To change one's view of data on a computer's display, typically using a scroll bar or a scroll wheel. 2 (context intransitive English) To move in or out of view horizontally or vertically. 3 (context internet intransitive English) To flood a chat system with numerous lines of text, causing legitimate messages to scroll out of view before they can be read.


v. move through text or graphics in order to display parts that do not fit on the screen; "Scroll down to see the entire text"

  1. n. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles [syn: coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre]

  2. a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) [syn: roll]

Scroll (disambiguation)

A scroll is a roll of parchment, papyrus, or paper, which has been drawn or written upon.

Scroll may also refer to:


A scroll (from the Old French escroe or escroue) is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper containing writing.

Scroll (art)

[[ of one basic form of the scroll, taken from existing monuments. Note the common core element of the heart shaped confronted volutes & stem, highlighted in green.

  • E: Ara Pacis, sculpture, c. 27 AD
  • B: Palazzo Mattei, Rome, stucco relief, 2nd century
  • D: Lateran, Rome, SS. Rufinus & Secundus, mosaic, 4th century
  • A: Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem, mosaic, 691-2
  • C: San Clemente, Rome, mosaic, c. 1200]]

The scroll in art is an element of ornament and graphic design featuring spirals and rolling incomplete circle motifs, some of which resemble the edge-on view of a book or document in scroll form, though many types loosely represent plant forms such as vines, with leaves or flowers attached. Scrollwork is a term for some forms of decoration dominated by spiralling scrolls, today used in popular language for two-dimensional decorative flourishes and arabesques of all kinds, especially those with circular or spiralling shapes.

Scroll decoration has been used for the decoration of a vast range of objects, in all Eurasian cultures, and most beyond. A lengthy evolution over the last two millennia has taken forms of plant-based scroll decoration from Greco-Roman architecture to Chinese pottery, and then back across Eurasia to Europe. They are very widespread in architectural decoration, woodcarving, painted ceramics, mosaic, and illuminated manuscripts (mostly for borders).

In the usual artistic convention, scrolls "apparently do not succumb to gravitational forces, as garlands and festoons do, or oppose them, in the manner of vertically growing trees. This gives scrolls a relentless power. Even if attached to walls, they are more deeply embedded in the architectural order, which are ficticiously hanging on them."

Scroll (music)

A scroll is the decoratively carved end of the neck of certain stringed instruments, mainly members of the violin family. The scroll is typically carved in the shape of a volute (a rolled-up spiral) according to a canonical pattern, although some violins are adorned with carved heads, human and animal. The quality of a scroll is one of the things used to judge the luthier's skill. Instrument scrolls usually approximate a logarithmic spiral. Although many references assert that the instrument scroll closely follows the golden spiral (a specific form of the logarithmic spiral) this assertion is demonstrably false. Scrollwork is a common feature of Baroque ornament, the period when string instrument design became essentially fixed.

Below the scroll is a hollowed-out compartment (the pegbox) through which the tuning pegs pass. The instrument's strings are wound around these pegs. The scroll and pegbox are almost always carved out of one piece of wood.

Usage examples of "scroll".

As the Year of Dryjhna approached, such symbols blossomed in chaotic profusion, every wall in every city a scroll of secret code.

Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Scrolls, Circular and Band Saws, Saw Attachments, Chucks, Mandrels, Twist Drills, Dogs, Calipers, etc.

They put the bitmap onto scrolls and gave the scrolls to avatars who went around the Metaverse looking for victims.

The scroll, like any other visible thing in the Metaverse, is a piece of software.

Ripping through photocopied enclosures of commendations, employment records, certifications and miscellanea, her breath caught at the document with a scrolled border and bold, old-English lettering conveying a Bachelor of Science in Education degree to Kathleen Osborn.

Beyond the bridge, the cavern stretched away to a high, arched alcove of polished stone, scrolled in some ancient markings and opening into daylight and the green of a misted valley.

She watched the screens as the columns of characters changed to a scrolling montage of characters and images.

Unsure of how to proceed, the counselor looked to the table at his side and at the red-scriven scroll outspread there.

There is a style of calligraphic ornament deriving its origin from these Northern Hollandish foundations such as Zwolle, which is confined almost entirely to the painting of the initial letters and the decorating of the borders with flourished scrolls of penwork very neatly drawn and terminating in equally neat but extremely fanciful flowers finely painted.

Now, the cracked stone planters were planked over as tables, or else spell-sealed as vault space to preserve rare scrolls on arcane practice.

This was another large prefabricated warehouse, fitted with airtight doors and a powerful air-conditioning unit to maintain the scrolls in an atmosphere of optimum temperature and humidity.

Some of their observations, methods of treatment, diagnoses and prognoses are so similar to those in the Smith Papyrus that it could be reasonably inferred that much of their knowledge was gathered from it and other scrolls of ancient wisdom held in the great libraries of Egypt.

Gwalchmai and the Lorrainer arrived, to find De Rais moodily staring at the latest scroll, it was the evening of the twenty-fourth of May.

Every monitor brightened as the screens began to crawl with diagnostics as the system rebooted, then the comps did a systems check and began to scroll command codes.

There was even an ancient duplicate of that yellow tattered scroll royally, reconfirming lands and title to John, the most distinguished of all the Caradocs, who had unfortunately neglected to be born in wedlock, by one of those humorous omissions to be found in the genealogies of most old families.