Definitions

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  • n. A rolling or wallowing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rolling of a body; a wallowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wallowing; a rolling, as of the body on the earth.
  • n. A compound circular motion consisting of arotation of a body about an axis through its center combined with a revolution about a distant axis.

Etymologies

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Latin volutatio, from volutare to roll, wallow, verb frequentative volvere, volutum, to roll.

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