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  • Then I scoff at the floridity and absurdity of some scrolloping tomb; and the trumpets and the victories and the coats of arms and the certainty, so sonorously repeated, of resurrection, of eternal life.

    The Waves

  • But I am likely to need help with Samuel Beckett's use of "athambia", or Virginia Woolf's of "scrolloping".

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • The dress, the room, the love, the pity, the scrolloping looking – glass, and the canary’s cage — all had vanished, and here she was in a corner of Mrs. Dalloway’s drawing – room, suffering tortures, woken wide awake to reality.

    A Haunted House, and other short stories

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  • As invented by Virginia Woolf; something that is ornately decorated.

    January 17, 2007