Excepting one or two men who, each with a long roll of half-crowns, chequered with a few stray sovereigns, in his left hand, staked their money at every roll of the ball with a business-like sedateness which showed that they were used to it, and had been playing all day, and most probably all the day before, there was no very distinctive character about the players, who were chiefly young men, apparently attracted by curiosity, or staking small sums as part of the amusement of the day, with no very great interest in winning or losing.
This man had to roll the ball, to watch the stakes as they were laid down, to gather them off the colour which lost, to pay those who won, to do it all with the utmost dispatch, to roll the ball again, and to keep this game perpetually alive.
As the Ghost rolled
her side out of water, the boat was lifted snugly against her, and before the return roll
came, we had heaved it in over the side and turned it bottom up on the deck.
Horses make another struggle to get up the bank, and again the coach rolls backward.
The first half-mile of the road is over bridges made of loose planks laid across two parallel poles, which tilt up as the wheels roll over them; and IN the river.
The clouds scarce dim the water's sheen, The moon-bathed islands wanly show, And sweet words falter to and fro -- Though the great River rolls
Neither before nor since have I felt a ship roll
so abruptly, so violently, so heavily.
Jerry was so secure in his nook that he did not roll
All this time, the roll
of the drum had been approaching through Cornhill, louder and deeper, till with reverberations from house to house, and the regular tramp of martial footsteps, it burst into the street.
a thousand waves to the rocks, so Swaran's host came on.
He had paid little attention to the boy until on one occasion he had seen him accidentally display a roll
of bank notes.
I must find a halter for him," said Tip; and having made a search in his pocket he produced a roll
of strong cord.