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  • v. Present participle of uproll.


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  • Mrs. Margery Burleigh sat with her face turned from the stage, to dissemble the secret impatience with which she awaited the uprolling of the curtain, and slowly waved to and fro a huge, flowered fan, which charged the air with a heavy Indian perfume.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • She shrank from the uprolling of the curtain of the last thirteen years, from the grim exposure of the nakedness of their life together.

    The Project Gutenberg Complete Works of Gilbert Parker

  • The foliage of them, deep green shading to russet, was arrestingly solid and metallic, offering a rather magnificent scheme of stormy colour taken in connection with the hot purple of the uprolling cloud.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • And the staring colours of these last, raw reds and yellows, the blue smoke beating down from their little stove-pipe chimneys, the dirty white of tent flaps and awnings, stood out harshly in a flare of stormy sunlight against the solid green of the oaks and uprolling masses of black-purple cloud.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • Yes, and in her blue eyes there was the same concentration of light, there was the same uprolling of the lips, there was the same dreadful gleaming of the teeth, the same swollen veins about the throat that I had seen in



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