from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which is rolled up; a summation; an aggregation; a total.
  • adj. Capable of being made into a cylinder shape by rolling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as roly-poly, 2.
  • n. A clogging of machinery in cotton-carding or the like.
  • n. In Australia, a meeting; a gathering of people.


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  • So, why is he so persistent in promoting larger and larger aggregations of fiat currencies, what in business terminology would be called a "roll-up strategy," until eventually all national and regional currencies are rolled up into a single international fiat currency? News

  • This past summer I went through a serious cuff stage, where I bought cool vintage fabric off of eBay and made roll-up cuffs for all my jeans and shorts.

    Ten Miles Past Normal

  • Bryan Derballa for The Wall Street Journal Visitors to the pop-up gallery in Prospect Lefferts Gardens contributed to a roll-up gate art installation.

    Art Amid the Downturn

  • Among a series of comments decorating a roll-up gate within the gallery, a line of pink letters reads: "My neighbor who I've never spoken to until today told me to come here."

    Art Amid the Downturn

  • The sidewalks do tend to roll-up early during week-nights in Comala.

    Comala Hotels

  • Ash, the anti-smoking campaign group, argues that some of the surge in roll-up sales is explained by the ban on advertising of tobacco products not including cigarette papers.

    Roll-up! Roll-up! Leap in tobacco sales as smokers trade down

  • But, said Imperial chief executive Alison Cooper (an occasional cigar smoker), the trend moved up a gear as the economy worsened: "We've seen the [roll-up] market up 13% last year, and a big gain the year before that ... people are trading down."

    Roll-up! Roll-up! Leap in tobacco sales as smokers trade down

  • Imperial said yesterday that with the price of cigarettes rising, roll-up sales had been quietly growing for some years.

    Roll-up! Roll-up! Leap in tobacco sales as smokers trade down

  • The number of roll-up cigarettes smoked in Britain has leapt 35% in two years, with sales of more than 5,000 tonnes of rolling tobacco a year and marketing of Rizla cigarette papers being seen everywhere from music festival tents to iPhone screens.

    Roll-up! Roll-up! Leap in tobacco sales as smokers trade down

  • So will these "lawyers" be expected to roll-up their sleeves and help strip the property bare of appliances, fixtures, and copper piping? University of Miami Law School Announces Foreclosure Defense Fellowships


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