I was able to scroll through my feed and read nothing but tweets about Ferguson.
It could, however, be “stretched out like a tent” or “rolled back like a scroll.”
I'll scroll instead to the previous paragraphs—and to Mamet's fierce hostility to the study of art and literature.
Click on the above link, scroll down to page 44, and look at the charts.
Thus, texts tended to be long and linear, designed to be read as the scroll was unrolled.
Numbered in the celestial census, I am sure it will not be there when the constellations are rolled together as a scroll.
He holds his sceptre in his right hand, the scroll in his left.
"I keep the tryste," whispered Mary, reading the motto of the scroll underneath.
This is the last, though the scroll advertises fifty-five cuts.
They have set their names on the scroll of Fame and will grave them constantly deeper as the years go.
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.
"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.
String and Character Recording Oriented Logogrammatic Language.
["SCROLL - A Pattern Recording Language", M. Sargent, Proc SJCC 36 (1970)].