(superl.) Queer, and fitted to provoke laughter; ludicrous from oddity; amusing and strange.
(n.) One whose practice it is to raise mirth by odd tricks; a jester; a buffoon; a merry-andrew.
(n.) Something exhibited to raise mirth or sport, as a puppet, a farce, and the like.
(v. i.) To jest; to play the buffoon.
(v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
(v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
(1) "It's like revisiting an old world," says Topley-Bird, who is droll and spacey where Tricky is hyperactively chatty.
(2) Obama's roommates were Paul Carpenter, a blond southern Californian who occasionally took his friends surfing (bodysurfing, in Barry's case), and Imad Husain, an intellectual Pakistani with a droll sense of humour who grew up in Karachi (though his parents now lived in Dubai) and finished his secondary education at Bedford School in the UK.
(3) She is by far the most popular …" Ms Harman was careful not to smile at this gallant jibe, but most of the shadow cabinet thought it very droll and smiled happily.
(4) Patterson says that she felt the most sympathy for her father, quietly droll, music-loving, a former Japanese POW.
(5) Tom was unsuited to the home-improvement periodicals for which he wrote in the late 70s, but in 1980 his droll and quizzical reviews began to appear in New Music News, an underground rock weekly launched by Felix Dennis to fill the vacuum left by the strike-bound NME and Melody Maker.
(6) She is the drama's underdog, but Lindqvist's droll, bullish performance elicits the most memorable moments of humour and pathos (as well as several uncomfortable moments in that bikini).
(7) His show was loose and disconnected, delivered in a droll, semi-stoned style that allowed him to ramble gently from one topic to the next.
(8) Here he reviews games with droll and super-fast wit, against a backdrop of animation.
(9) What happened to the droll and down-to-earth candidate who, without a qualm, is now embracing the Bonapartist style of Charles de Gaulle's presidency?
(11) "He was like, 'I've thrown parents in the pool before, don't make me throw you,'" says Tony, adopting a hangdog look and mimicking Murray in the lowest, most droll voice possible.
(12) Most of all, I will miss his style: his suave deportment; his droll sense of humour; his understatement and his physical energy; his articulacy; his charm; his grace.
(13) It's been significantly updated – the stand-out moment for me was when Beryl and Betty did a rap over Don't Stop Me Now (they do the words – "I'm a sex machine, ready to reload", which is droll for their dry delivery – but they also chat all the way through: "I think you were out of tune, there".
(14) In a presentation so droll that the people who came after him kicked off with "We're not going to be as enjoyable as that, I'm afraid", Haslam emphasised activity, more activity, sustainable activity – best of all, routine activity, that is built into your life and carries on regardless of the weather, or whether you've broken your arm.
(15) 1 Know thine enemy It is droll to observe nutritional advice at the public health level; governments and their agencies always approach obesity as though it were a problem of information or – in the popular phrasing – "awareness".
(16) Friday's launch was fun (cue Zuckerberg's droll status update: "Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on Nasdaq") but there's a tendency to see stock market flotations as the culmination of a company's existence.
(17) Every morning, he announces the location of each piece on his website and invites people to call a hotline for droll descriptions of the artwork's inspiration.
(18) Tristram is quite droll about the demands of the narrative, and describes the distance it puts between her and the disease as a kind of relief.
(19) His LinkedIn account is also testament to a droll sense of humour with a minimal CV.
(20) All very droll – but perhaps the self-proclaimed "cock of the walk" might like to think about letting the dust settle?
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) To bind or involve by winding, as in a bandage; to inwrap; -- often with up; as, to roll up a parcel.
(n.) To drive or impel forward with an easy motion, as of rolling; as, a river rolls its waters to the ocean.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(n.) To move, or cause to be moved, upon, or by means of, rollers or small wheels.
(n.) To beat with rapid, continuous strokes, as a drum; to sound a roll upon.
(n.) 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 equal.
(n.) To turn over in one's mind; to revolve.
(v. i.) To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inclined plane.
(v. i.) To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
(v. i.) To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
(v. i.) To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
(v. i.) To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
(v. i.) To turn; to move circularly.
(v. i.) To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
(v. i.) To incline first to one side, then to the other; to rock; as, there is a great difference in ships about rolling; in a general semse, to be tossed about.
(v. i.) To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls.
(v. i.) To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well.
(v. i.) To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
(v. i.) To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls.
(v.) The act of rolling, or state of being rolled; as, the roll of a ball; the roll of waves.
(v.) That which rolls; a roller.
(v.) A heavy cylinder used to break clods.
(v.) One of a set of revolving cylinders, or rollers, between which metal is pressed, formed, or smoothed, as in a rolling mill; as, to pass rails through the rolls.
(v.) That which is rolled up; as, a roll of fat, of wool, paper, cloth, etc.
(v.) A document written on a piece of parchment, paper, or other materials which may be rolled up; a scroll.
(v.) Hence, an official or public document; a register; a record; also, a catalogue; a list.
(v.) A quantity of cloth wound into a cylindrical form; as, a roll of carpeting; a roll of ribbon.
(v.) A cylindrical twist of tobacco.
(v.) A kind of shortened raised biscuit or bread, often rolled or doubled upon itself.
(v.) The oscillating movement of a vessel from side to side, in sea way, as distinguished from the alternate rise and fall of bow and stern called pitching.
(v.) A heavy, reverberatory sound; as, the roll of cannon, or of thunder.
(v.) The uniform beating of a drum with strokes so rapid as scarcely to be distinguished by the ear.
(v.) Part; office; duty; role.
(1) The adaptive filter processor was tested for retrospective identification of artifacts in 20 male volunteers who performed the following specific movements between epochs of quiet, supine breathing: raising arms and legs (slowly, quickly, once, and several times), sitting up, breathing deeply and rapidly, and rolling from a supine to a lateral decubitus position.
(2) More evil than Clocky , the alarm clock that rolls away when you reach out to silence it, or the Puzzle Alarm , which makes you complete a simple puzzle before it'll go quiet, the Money Shredding Alarm Clock methodically destroys your cash unless you rouse yourself.
(3) Speaking to pro-market thinktank Reform, Milburn called for “more competition” and said the shadow health team were making a “fundamental political misjudgment” by attempting to roll back policies he had overseen.
(4) Light microscopic histochemical procedures and morphological assessments were performed on sections of "Swiss rolls" of small and large intestine.
(5) Neither assertion was strictly accurate, but Obama was on a rhetorical roll.
(6) Under pressure from many backbenchers, he has tightened planning controls on windfarms and pledged to "roll back" green subsidies on bills, leading to fears of dwindling support for the renewables industry.
(7) Rolling-circle replicating structures which represent late stage lambda DNA replication can be detected among intracellular phage lambda DNA molecules under recombination deficient conditions as well as in wild-type infections.
(8) If this is the only issue, flight would be fine, but need to make sure that it isn’t symptomatic of a more significant upstream root cause.” Elon Musk (@elonmusk) Btw, 99% likely to be fine (closed loop TVC wd overcome error), but that 1% chance isn't worth rolling the dice.
(9) If such a system were rolled out nationally, central government could escape political pressure to ringfence NHS funding.
(10) It was also chided for failing to roll out a 2011 pilot scheme to put doors on fridges in its stores.
(11) I’ve warned Dave before to mind his ps and qs when the cameras are rolling, but the problem is you can never tell when the microphones are switched on.
(12) A commercial medical writing company is employed by a drug company to produce papers that can be rolled out in academic journals to build a brand message.
(13) Roll-up man 3.50pm GMT Thank you to Tom Skinner for this educational and informative video .
(14) flexion, stretch, rolling, startle, jumping (stepping), and writhing.
(15) The first problem facing Calderdale is sheep-rustling Happy Valley – filmed around Hebden Bridge, with its beautiful stone houses straight off the pages of the Guardian’s Lets Move To – may be filled with rolling hills and verdant pastures, but the reality of rural issues are harsh.
(16) In earlier studies with the SV40-transformed hamster cell line Elona two different types of DNA amplification could be identified: (i) Bidirectional overreplication of chromosomally integrated SV40 DNA expanding into the flanking cellular sequences ("onion skin" type) and (ii) highly efficient synthesis of extremely large head-to-tail concatemers containing exclusively SV40 DNA ("rolling circle" type).
(17) Trousers were cropped or rolled at the ankle, a styling trick that is emerging as a trend across the shows.
(18) During powder compaction on a Manesty Betapress, peak pressures, Pmax, are reached before the punches are vertically aligned with the centres of the upper and lower compression roll support pins.
(19) In 1995, Bill Gates, founder and CEO at Microsoft, reportedly paid The Rolling Stones $3m (£1.9m) for the rights to use Start Me Up to launch Windows 95.
(20) During flexion the lateral femoral condyle displays near extension pure rolling, near flexion pure gliding, on the medial side this ratio is vice versa.