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scroll / skrōl/ • n. 1. a roll of parchment or paper for writing or painting on. ∎  an ancient book or document on such a roll. ∎  an ornamental design or carving resembling a partly unrolled scroll of parchment, e.g., on the capital of a column, or at the end of a stringed instrument. ∎ Art & Heraldry a depiction of a narrow ribbon bearing a motto or inscription. 2. [usu. as adj.] the facility that moves a display on a VDT screen in order to view new material. • v. 1. [intr.] move displayed text or graphics in a particular direction on a computer screen in order to view different parts of them: she scrolled through her file. ∎  (of displayed text or graphics) move up, down, or across a computer screen. 2. [tr.] cause to move like paper rolling or unrolling: the wind scrolled back the uppermost layer of loose dust. DERIVATIVES: scroll·a·ble adj.

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1. Ornament composed of curved lines like volutes, often of double flexure passing from one volute to another in series on a band or frieze, as in Vitruvian or wave-scroll, but sometimes used as a terminal feature, e.g. handrail of a stair balustrade.

2. Volute of a console, modillion, or capital (e.g. in the Composite, Corinthian, and Ionic Orders).

3. Type of Gothic moulding with a deep scroll-like indentation under a hood-like top occurring on hood-moulds, labels, and string-courses.

4. Torsade or spiral scroll.

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scroll To move the information displayed on a screen in a vertical or horizontal direction: as information disappears at one edge new information becomes visible at the other edge, or alternatively space is provided for the entry of new data. The scrolling action is perceived as a smooth movement and modern interfaces have vertical and horizontal scroll bars allowing scrolling under mouse control. In earlier applications (pre-1980s) scrolling was only possible in one-line increments. This is known as racking.

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a roll of parchment, hence, its contents; a list of names; a schedule.

Examples : scroll of actors, 1590; of pearly clouds 1862; of eternal counsels, 1649; of the fallen; of fame, 1820; of fate, 1891; of heaven, 1656; of honour; of mortal mystery, 1817; of sins, 1621; of smoke, 1886; of tragedies, 1903.

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scroll roll of paper or parchment; writing, list, roll; inscribed paper XV; scroll-like ornament XVII. ME. scrowle, alt., after rowle, ROLL1, of scrow (XIII), aphetic — AN. escrowe, OF. escroe strip, esp. of parchment — Gmc. *skrauōa SHRED.

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