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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROLL OVER

They continued to roll over and over in a whirling bundle of fur.

One tackles the other and they roll over and over desperately.

They remain together as a body, but they roll over and away from each other.

If you roll over, roll the other way, so you won't smash me.

What a car of juggernaut to roll over one, small, masterless terrier!

I wished some one would snore, or breathe hard, or roll over in his bed.

At last we were obliged to dismount, lest they should roll over with us on the ground.

Drink this cup of milk, and roll over, and have another nap.

At other times he seemed to roll over and over in a regular somersault.

Like an irresistible billow they might roll over the unprotected frontier.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "rolled-up piece of parchment or paper" (especially one inscribed with an official record), from Old French rolle "document, parchment scroll, decree" (12c.), from Medieval Latin rotulus "a roll of paper" (source also of Spanish rollo, Italian ruollo), from Latin rotula "small wheel," diminutive of rota "wheel" (see rotary).

Meaning "a register, list, catalogue" is from late 14c., common from c.1800. Meaning "dough which is rolled before baking" is first recorded mid-15c. Sense of "act of rolling" is from 1743. Meaning "quantity of material rolled up" is from late 14c.; meaning "quantity of paper money" is from 1846; sense of "quantity of (rolled) film" is from 1890. Meaning "act of sexual intercourse" is attested from 1942 (roll in the hay), from roll (v.). Dutch rol, German Rolle, Danish rulle, etc. are from French.

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