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 for rolling
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.
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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
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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.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rolling \Roll"ing\, a.
     1. Rotating on an axis, or moving along a surface by
        rotation; turning over and over as if on an axis or a
        pivot; as, a rolling wheel or ball.
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     2. Moving on wheels or rollers, or as if on wheels or
        rollers; as, a rolling chair.
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     3. Having gradual, rounded undulations of surface; as, a
        rolling country; rolling land. [U.S.]
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     Rolling bridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
     Rolling circle of a paddle wheel, the circle described by
        the point whose velocity equals the velocity of the ship.
        --J. Bourne.
     Rolling fire (Mil.), a discharge of firearms by soldiers in
        line, in quick succession, and in the order in which they
     Rolling friction, that resistance to motion experienced by
        one body rolling upon another which arises from the
        roughness or other quality of the surfaces in contact.
     Rolling mill, a mill furnished with heavy rolls, between
        which heated metal is passed, to form it into sheets,
        rails, etc.
     Rolling press.
        (a) A machine for calendering cloth by pressure between
            revolving rollers.
        (b) A printing press with a roller, used in copperplate
     Rolling stock, or Rolling plant, the locomotives and
        vehicles of a railway.
     Rolling tackle (Naut.), tackle used to steady the yards
        when the ship rolls heavily. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: uttered with a trill; "she used rolling r's as in
             Spanish" [syn: rolled, rolling, trilled]
      n 1: a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells) [syn:
           peal, pealing, roll, rolling]
      2: the act of robbing a helpless person; "he was charged with
         rolling drunks in the park"
      3: propelling something on wheels [syn: wheeling, rolling]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  152 Moby Thesaurus words for "rolling":
     acrobatics, advance, advancement, advancing, aerobatics, alpen,
     alpestrine, alpigene, alpine, angular momentum, angular motion,
     angular velocity, axial motion, banking, billowing, billowy,
     black spot, bloom, blooping, booming, bowling, cannonading,
     careening, career, centrifugation, chandelle, circulation,
     circumgyration, circumrotation, course, crabbing, dangling,
     definition, dive, diving, fishtailing, flare, forward motion,
     forwardal, forwarding, fringe area, full, full circle, fulminating,
     furtherance, furthering, ghost, glide, go-ahead, granulation, grid,
     gyrating, gyration, hard shadow, headway, hilly, image, knobby,
     lurching, march, mellow, monticuline, mountained, mountainous,
     multiple image, noise, nose dive, ongoing, onward course, passage,
     pealing, picture, picture noise, picture shifts, pitching,
     pivoting, plangent, power dive, progress, progression,
     progressiveness, promotion, pull-up, pullout, pulsing, pushdown,
     rain, reeling, resonant, resonating, revolution, revolving, rich,
     roaring, rocking, roll, rolling on, rotating, rotation,
     rotational motion, rumbling, scanning pattern, scintillation,
     shading, sideslip, snow, snowstorm, sonorous, spin, spinning,
     spiral, stall, stunting, subalpine, surgy, swaying, swinging,
     swirling, swiveling, tactical maneuvers, throbbing, thundering,
     thunderlike, thunderous, thundery, tonitruant, tonitruous, tossing,
     travel, trolling, trundling, turbination, turning, twirling,
     undulant, undulate, undulated, undulating, undulative, undulatory,
     vibrant, vibrating, volleying, volplane, volutation, volution,
     wavy, way, wheeling, whir, whirling, zoom

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