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Definition: Linen scroll
, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E.
escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]crou entry in the jail
book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD.
schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf.
1. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a
roll; a schedule; a list.
The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll.
Here is the scroll of every man's name. --Shak.
2. (Arch.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off
spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman
architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
3. A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended
to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a
substitute for a seal. [U.S.] --Burrill.
4. (Geom.) Same as Skew surface
. See under Skew
(Arch.) See under Linen
(Mach.), an adjustable chuck, applicable to a
lathe spindle, for centering and holding work, in which
the jaws are adjusted and tightened simultaneously by
turning a disk having in its face a spiral groove which is
entered by teeth on the backs of the jaws.
. See under Saw
, n. [Prop. an adj. from OE. lin flax, AS. l[=i]n
flax, whence l[=i]nen made of flax; akin to OS., Icel., &
MHG. l[=i]n flax and linen, G. lein, leinen, linen, Sw. lin
flax, Goth. lein linen, L. linum flax, linen, Gr. li`non. Cf.
1. Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; -- used
in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting,
towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens “In linen white
--Robert of Brunne.
2. Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times,
chiefly made of linen.
, a dealer in linen.
, a small microscope for counting the threads
in a given space in linen fabrics.
, Linen pattern
(Arch.), an ornament for
filling panels, copied from the folds of a piece of stuff