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hand scroll

noun
1.
See under scroll (def 5).

scroll

[skrohl] /skroʊl/
noun
1.
a roll of parchment, paper, copper, or other material, especially one with writing on it:
a scroll containing the entire Old Testament.
2.
something, especially an ornament, resembling a partly unrolled sheet of paper or having a spiral or coiled form.
3.
a list, roll, roster, or schedule.
4.
(in Japanese and Chinese art) a painting or text on silk or paper that is either displayed on a wall (hanging scroll) or held by the viewer (hand scroll) and is rolled up when not in use.
Compare kakemono, makimono.
5.
the curved head of a violin or other bowed instrument.
6.
a note, message, or other piece of writing.
verb (used with object)
7.
to cut into a curved form with a narrow-bladed saw.
8.
Computers. to move (text) up, down, or across a display screen, with new text appearing on the screen as old text disappears.
verb (used without object)
9.
Computers. to move text vertically or horizontally on a display screen in searching for a particular section, line, etc.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English scrowle; blend of scrow, aphetic variant of escrow and rowle roll
Related forms
scroll-like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hand-scroll

scroll

/skrəʊl/
noun
1.
a roll of parchment, paper, etc, usually inscribed with writing
2.
an ancient book in the form of a roll of parchment, papyrus, etc
3.
  1. a decorative carving or moulding resembling a scroll
  2. (as modifier): a scroll saw
  3. (in combination): scrollwork
verb
4.
(transitive) to saw into scrolls
5.
to roll up like a scroll
6.
(computing) to move (text) from right to left or up and down on a screen in order to view text that cannot be contained within a single display image
Word Origin
C15 scrowle, from scrowe, from Old French escroe scrap of parchment, but also influenced by roll
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Word Origin and History for hand-scroll

scroll

n.

c.1400, "roll of parchment or paper," altered (by association with rolle "roll") from scrowe (c.1200), from Anglo-French escrowe, Old French escroe "scrap, roll of parchment," from Frankish *skroda "shred" or a similar Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *skrauth- (cf. Old English screada "piece cut off, cutting, scrap;" see shred (n.)). As an ornament on furniture or in architecture, from 1610s.

v.

"to write down in a scroll," c.1600, from scroll (n.). Sense of "show a few lines at a time" (on a computer or TV screen) first recorded 1981. Related: Scrolled; scrolling.

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