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Counter-roll

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Counter-roll (O. Eng. Law) A duplicate roll (record or account) kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.☞ As a verb this word is contracted into control. See Control.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n counter-roll In old English law, a counterpart or copy of the rolls relating to appeals, inquests, etc., kept by an officer as a check upon another officer's roll.
    • counter-roll To roll in the opposite direction: as, to roll and counter-roll.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Counter-roll a copy of the rolls relating to appeals, inquests, &c., serving as a check on another's roll
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Control
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. contra, against.

Usage

In literature:

A young man with pale, sandy hair stood behind the counter with his sleeves rolled up.
"Paul Prescott's Charge" by Horatio Alger
Then she took down a great roll of red calico and spread it out on the counter.
"The Magic Egg and Other Stories" by Frank Stockton
He made out a credit slip for 119,000 pounds, and, passing it across the counter with a roll of notes and cheques, asked for his shares.
"A Millionaire of Yesterday" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
We had a nor'west gale on our port counter and she rolled and bucked until even some of the crew got seasick.
"Cappy Ricks" by Peter B. Kyne
Wishful promptly stood his broom against the wall, rolled down his sleeves, and stepped behind the counter.
"Partners of Chance" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Then she took down a great roll of red calico and spread it out on the counter.
"Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature" by Various
He put some tiny cylindrical rolls of paper on the counter.
"Maida's Little Shop" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Then she took down a great roll of red calico and spread it out on the counter.
"A Chosen Few" by Frank R. Stockton
The man behind the counter took from the basket a little penny roll and handed it to her.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
The tide seemed to roll in waves and with contending forces of currents and counter currents, yet all moving in a general direction.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
Rolled down when I turned off our counter-grav.
"First Man" by Clyde Brown
Drake tossed a roll of bills on the counter.
"Queen of the Flaming Diamond" by Leroy Yerxa
There were ugly clouds rolling overhead, mixing, marching, and counter-marching, as if preparing for a great battle of the elements.
"First Fam'lies of the Sierras" by Joaquin Miller
Nort tore a sheet of wrapping paper from the roll and put it on the counter.
"Hempfield" by David Grayson
As he did so, his eyes fell upon a roll of bread lying on a counter.
"The Sword of Damocles" by Anna Katharine Green
Blearily, he sat himself down behind the counter, greeted some of the hawkers coming across the road, and readied his ticket-roll.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
He had to stand behind the counter, and roll and unroll goods, and measure tapes and ribbons.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
But they were met by a counter-charge of the patriot squadrons and rolled back in defeat.
"The South American Republics, Part II (of 2)" by Thomas C. Dawson
Behind the counter, on neat shelves, were stacked the loaves of bread, white and brown, the crisp rolls and melting muffins.
"Pippin; A Wandering Flame" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

The twelvemonth rolls round and we never forget
On the counter before us to pay him our debt.
We reckon the marks he has chalked on the door,
Pay up and shake hands and begin a new score.
"Our Banker" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Roll lemon on counter to develop juices.
Imagine, if you will, a Subway sandwich shop—but instead of making sandwiches, the folks behind the counter make sushi rolls.
Counter- Cultural Revolution : The Unlikely Rise of Chinese Rock and Roll.
Amy Makemson is an artist in her own right, preferring a wooden rolling pin and a kitchen counter to a long-handled brush and a sturdy easel.
Later this month, Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. Plans to begin rolling out Asthmanefrin, an over-the-counter alternative to the discontinued Primatene Mist inhaler.
At last, a rolling pin that won't drag your knuckles on the counter.
He sits at the counter and has two cups of coffee and either a roll, bagel or muffin.
Once found just at Vietnamese restaurants, rice paper spring roll s have turned up at all kinds of eateries — and even the occasional convenience store counter.
Once found strictly at Vietnamese restaurants, the rice paper spring roll has been turning up at all kinds of eateries and even the occasional convenience store counter.
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In science:

In particular, the counter rolls in the corners of the cell are suppressed.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
We mention briefly that DNS revealed two counter-rotating near-circular rolls, stacked vertically one above the other (Verzicco and Camussi (2003)) as the dominating feature of the LSC in cylindrical samples with Γ <∼ 0.5.
Large scale dynamics in turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection
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