Roller in a sentence

The word "roller" in a example sentences. Learn the definition of roller and how to use it in a sentence.

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Definition of Roller

  • One who, or that which, rolls; especially, a cylinder, sometimes grooved, of wood, stone, metal, etc., used in husbandry and the arts.
  • A bandage; a fillet; properly, a long and broad bandage used in surgery.
  • One of series of long, heavy waves which roll in upon a coast, sometimes in calm weather.
  • A long, belt-formed towel, to be suspended on a rolling cylinder; -- called also roller towel.
  • A cylinder coated with a composition made principally of glue and molassess, with which forms of type are inked previously to taking an impression from them.
  • A long cylinder on which something is rolled up; as, the roller of a map.
  • A small wheel, as of a caster, a roller skate, etc.
  • Any insect whose larva rolls up leaves; a leaf roller. see Tortrix.
  • Any one of numerous species of Old World picarian birds of the family Coraciadæ. The name alludes to their habit of suddenly turning over or “tumbling” in flight.
  • Any species of small ground snakes of the family Tortricidæ.
  • a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • pigeon that executes backward somersaults in flight or on the ground
  • Old World bird that tumbles or rolls in flight; related to kingfishers
  • a mechanical device consisting of a cylindrical tube around which the hair is wound to curl it
  • a cylinder that revolves
  • a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)
  • a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore

How to use roller in a sentence. Roller pronunciation.

This had been accomplished a mile outside in the offing, with the vessel rolling and pitching in the trough of the sea and on the crest of the gigantic rollers in so violent a manner that it was almost impossible for men to stand on their feet, much less handle such heavy material as guns and ammunition.
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The road was one of cracked stone, as smooth as a huge iron roller could make it.
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Above the wash bench, summer and winter, hung the roller towel, and near by the mirror and family horn comb.
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The metal plates covering the bearings were removed, and the caked rust pried out from between the rollers, for the stone had been mounted on small cast-iron wheels or rollers, but the wheels had been allowed to become rusted and finally had ceased to revolve.
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Nothing was said during supper about putting in running water and fitting up a new bathroom, but Bob noticed the roller towel and horn comb had disappeared and that each had their own towel, brush and comb.
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Another morning passed, and the schooner was once more sailing away through the beautiful calm blue see, heaving in long slow rollers which seemed to be doing their best to rock the injured prisoner back to a state of health.
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In the "Inside passage" are two stretches of twenty and forty miles, where the full sweep of the Pacific rollers is felt, and it was while crossing one of these stretches that the "Queen" took on those erratic motions that sent Dick Pepper and Don to the open air so quickly and caused not a few of their fellow travelers considerable discomfort.
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Fortunately there were some rollers near at hand, and by their means we at length got the boat hauled up out of harm's way.
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The camera mechanism admits light, which makes the picture, in the manner of a roller blind curtain.
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The dead bodies were sometimes laid in rows along the beach, and used as rollers, over which the canoes were launched.
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When John Osgood's small boat swept up the sands on the white crest of a league-long roller, how different was the scene!
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Pantagruel soon knew the cause of it, having discovered a small cylinder or roller that joined the gates over the threshold, and, turning like them towards the wall on a hard well-polished ophites stone, with rubbing and rolling caused that harmonious murmur.
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It was a day when life seemed to stand still; a creamy haze ingrained with delicate blue had settled on land and sea; the long white rollers slowly travelled over the Boilers, and the sea rocked like a great cradle.
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Mege's process consists in passing the fat between revolving rollers, together with a stream of water, and then melting at "animal heat.
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I will not refer to the writings of the older authors, such as Rush, in America; Hutchison, Macnish, Carpenter, and others, in England; Huss and Dahl, in Sweden; Ramaer, in Holland; Esquirol, Pinel Brierre de Boismont, Morel, and others, in France; Flemming, Jameson, Roller, Griesinger, and others, in Germany.
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You had to have a ticket to go to church or the paddle rollers.
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I was only about three years old when peace came, but I remember when the paddle rollers came there and whipped a man and woman.
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The rollers here were certainly large, but all of a sudden Tom appeared to lose interest in the sport. "Hullo, Tom!
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Upon the right shore of the river are seen immense plains, as smooth as if the husbandman had passed over them with his roller.
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Let us take time to consider this sliding-door question,-folding-doors they used to be, and, truly, I'm not sure that the rollers are any improvement on the hinges,-there is something dreadfully barny about sliding-doors.
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Examples of Roller

Example #1
The lighter was warped to the pier at 11 o'clock, and the general tied his steam launch alongside to see that it was not disturbed until the debarkation was completed.
Example #2
By 11 o'clock the guns, carriages, 30,000 rounds of ammunition, four sets of double harness, and the detachment were on board the lighter.
Example #3
They bowled along at a rapid rate, under the wide spreading branches of two rows of stately maples.
Example #4
Here is where we turn off to get to the Hall.
Example #5
In the dark the mirror was of doubtful use, but with a few well-directed strokes of the comb he managed to get a semblance, at least, of neatness to his hair.
Example #6
His uncle had been to the barrel ahead of him and broken the ice, so he dipped up the basin full of water, and placing it on a bench on the porch, washed his face and hands.