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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rule  \Rule\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ruled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Ruling}.]  [Cf.  OF  riuler,  ruiler,  L.  regulare.  See  {Rule}, 
  n.,  and  cf  {Regulate}.] 
  1.  To  control  the  will  and  actions  of  to  exercise  authority 
  or  dominion  over  to  govern;  to  manage.  --Chaucer. 
  A  bishop  then  must  be  blameless;  .  .  .  one  that 
  ruleth  well  his  own  house,  having  his  children  in 
  subjection.  --1  Tim.  iii. 
  2,  4. 
  2.  To  control  or  direct  by  influence,  counsel,  or  persuasion; 
  to  guide;  --  used  chiefly  in  the  passive. 
  I  think  she  will  be  ruled  In  all  respects  by  me 
  3.  To  establish  or  settle  by  or  as  by  a  rule  to  fix  by 
  universal  or  general  consent,  or  by  common  practice. 
  That's  are  ruled  case  with  the  schoolmen. 
  4.  (Law)  To  require  or  command  by  rule  to  give  as  a 
  direction  or  order  of  court. 
  5.  To  mark  with  lines  made  with  a  pen,  pencil,  etc.,  guided 
  by  a  rule  or  ruler;  to  print  or  mark  with  lines  by  means 
  of  a  rule  or  other  contrivance  effecting  a  similar  result; 
  as  to  rule  a  sheet  of  paper  of  a  blank  book. 
  {Ruled  surface}  (Geom.),  any  surface  that  may  be  described  by 
  a  straight  line  moving  according  to  a  given  law;  --  called 
  also  a  {scroll}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scroll  \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 
  {Shred},  {Escrow}.] 
  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. 
  --Isa.  xxxiv 
  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}. 
  {Linen  scroll}  (Arch.)  See  under  {Linen}. 
  {Scroll  chuck}  (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. 
  {Scroll  saw}.  See  under  {Saw}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  round  shape  formed  by  a  series  of  concentric  circles  [syn: 
  {coil},  {whorl},  {roll},  {curl},  {curlicue},  {ringlet}, 
  2:  a  document  that  can  be  rolled  up  (as  for  storage)  [syn:  {roll}] 
  v  :  (computer  science)  move  through  text  or  graphics  in  order  to 
  display  parts  that  do  not  fit  on  the  screen;  "Scroll  down 
  to  see  the  entire  text" 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  String  and  Character  Recording  Oriented  Logogrammatic 
  ["SCROLL  -  A  Pattern  Recording  Language",  M.  Sargent,  Proc 
  SJCC  36  (1970)]. 

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