from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The account kept in the English exchequer containing the summaries and authoritative details of the national treasury: also called the Great Roll. It was so named from its shape in the middle ages.
- n. A roller whose diameter is smaller at the center than at the ends, used as a support for a pipe so that the latter may be free to move endwise when it expands or contracts because of a change of temperature.
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In 1 Richard I. he accorapted to the pipe-roll in the Exchequer 72I. 6s. 8d. of the suitage of the Knights of the honour of Lancaster.
Little can be. colktSted either from the returns or from the pipe-roll, which merely defcribes the bur - gefies as men of Hellfton, from whom the fee-farm rent was received.