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 for To roll the eye
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roll \Roll\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rolled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rolling.] [OF. roeler, roler, F. rouler, LL. rotulare, fr.
     L. royulus, rotula, a little wheel, dim. of rota wheel; akin
     to G. rad, and to Skr. ratha car, chariot. Cf. Control,
     Roll, n., Rotary.]
     1. To cause to revolve by turning over and over; to move by
        turning on an axis; to impel forward by causing to turn
        over and over on a supporting surface; as, to roll a
        wheel, a ball, or a barrel.
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     2. To wrap round on itself; to form into a spherical or
        cylindrical body by causing to turn over and over; as, to
        roll a sheet of paper; to roll parchment; to roll clay or
        putty into a ball.
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     3. To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap;
        -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel.
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     4. To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of
        rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean.
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              The flood of Catholic reaction was rolled over
              Europe.                               --J. A.
                                                    Symonds.
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     5. To utter copiously, esp. with sounding words; to utter
        with a deep sound; -- often with forth, or out; as, to
        roll forth some one's praises; to roll out sentences.
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              Who roll'd the psalm to wintry skies. --Tennyson.
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     6. To press or level with a roller; to spread or form with a
        roll, roller, or rollers; as, to roll a field; to roll
        paste; to roll steel rails, etc.
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     7. To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of,
        rollers or small wheels.
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     8. To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to
        sound a roll upon.
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     9. (Geom.) To apply (one line or surface) to another without
        slipping; to bring all the parts of (one line or surface)
        into successive contact with another, in suck manner that
        at every instant the parts that have been in contact are
        equal.
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     10. To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
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               Full oft in heart he rolleth up and down
               The beauty of these florins new and bright.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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     To roll one's self, to wallow.
  
     To roll the eye, to direct its axis hither and thither in
        quick succession.
  
     To roll one's r's, to utter the letter r with a trill.
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