Parts of these defintions appear to be from Merriam-Webster or other sources (e.g., google "A cylindrical twist of tobacco."), but it doesn't look like the whole article was lifted from elsewhere. Is this OK? -dmh 04:02, 7 Sep 2004 (UTC)
- I think they are from the Webster 1913 edition, which is out of copyright. Equinox ◑ 19:18, 1 June 2013 (UTC)
"The cameras are rolling." Does any existing sense cover this? It's not talking about the reels of film specifically; cameras themselves do not roll. It means something more like "working" or "active". Equinox ◑ 23:27, 13 March 2009 (UTC)
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- Cited, -ish: the cites I added are actually participial. "RollVERB on ecstasy" is attestable on Google Groups. (A corresponding noun "roll" is also attestable.) —RuakhTALK 14:34, 11 September 2010 (UTC)
In a BBC document I saw in the hearing-impaired subtitles the line "thunder rolls" when a dark cloud filled the horizon. I can't find a definition for this use as a verb, or am I missing something? --Hydrox 05:29, 13 February 2011 (UTC)