Phrases with "unrolled"

Arthur Machen They turned, and all the shining land was unrolled before them; the white houses were bright in the sunlight, and there, far away, was the yellow sea and the two islands, and the coasts beyond. The Secret Glory by Arthur Machen

A whole world of new plans unrolled in her visionary mind during those nocturnal hours. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Willa Cather The Colonel unrolled a strip of paper and handed it to Gerhardt. “Yes, sir, it’s in German, but it’s code stuff. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

Edith Wharton She unrolled the lace, dug the hook into a loop, and bent to the task with furrowed brows. Summer by Edith Wharton [1917]

D. H. Lawrence Then the vision ceased, she was untroubled, time went on grey, uncoloured, like a long journey where she sat unconscious as the landscape unrolled beside her. The Rainbow by D. H. Lawrence

Sir Richard Burton Then with my unrolled turban and lying on my back, I set the bit on my breast so that I was hidden by the meat, which was thus raised above the ground. The Arabian Nights' Entertainments by Sir Richard Burton

He unrolled it on the table they had just picked up. Burmese Days by George Orwell

At the moment in which he unrolled it to see if it was the document he sought, David raised himself in a rage and then fell back dead. Chicot the Jester by Alexandre Dumas

Edith Wharton Overhead and around us the same evanescent frescoes, under foot the same scagliola volutes, unrolled themselves interminably. Crucial Instances by Edith Wharton [1901]

On occasion he had even been entrusted with the rectification of ‘The Times’ leading articles, which were written entirely in Newspeak. He unrolled the message that he had set aside earlier. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Anthony Trollope And then Mrs. Woodward unrolled the manuscript and began her task. The Three Clerks by Anthony Trollope

Then, suddenly, the thrill of her husband’s touch flooded her face with colour; but she lay motionless, one arm flung across her eyes, while he unrolled her puttees and unlaced her muddy shoes. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

George Gissing Within ten minutes he had come to the riverside, and the whole glorious panorama lay unrolled before him. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

George Gissing Emma unrolled the bundle of work, and soon the hum of the sewing-machine began, to continue late into the night. Demos by George Gissing [1886]

Rudyard Kipling Look!’ He unrolled a silk-scroll and showed me the figure of a girl in pale blue and grey crepe, carrying in her arms a bundle of clothes that, as the tub behind her showed, had just been washed. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Luckily, when he unrolled it, it had been upside-down from the point of view of the telescreen. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

F. Scott Fitzgerald The rain poured down his thick glasses, and he took them off and wiped them to see the protecting canvas unrolled from Gatsby’s grave. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whole knots of men were tangled Laocoon-like in the folds of unrolled pagris. Burmese Days by George Orwell

Edith Wharton Farther off, the meadows unrolled a silver-shot tissue to the mantling of mist above the river; and the autumn stars trembled overhead like their own reflections seen in dim water. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

The mayor slowly unrolled the scroll and began to read, translating from the Breton into French. And this is what he read: “On the Cliffs of St. Gildas, ”April 13, 1760. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Guy de Maupassan All the past of this liaison unrolled itself before him. Strong as Death by Guy de Maupassan

Very gently he unrolled it, using his long, delicate fingers so skilfully that even at the end the particles of dust still clung here and there to the surface of the paper. Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah [1914]

Jules Verne The capital of Loggoum could then be seen in its entire extent, like an unrolled chart. Five Weeks in a Balloon by Jules Verne [1869]

The moon, rising behind the rocks, unrolled a silver sheet on the cerulean carpet of the sea. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Wilkie Collins I carried the linen to the dry sand of the beach, and there unrolled and smoothed it out. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

In an instant they unrolled themselves before his memory, with the instantaneousness of a dream annihilating time and space. The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau

As he unrolled the paper he said, “I want you to go to 98 Brightling Crescent, off the Fulham Road, and find out if the woman who lives there has ever seen this before. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

George Meredith This renunciation of a splendid destiny for Wilfrid’s sake, seemed to make her worthier of him, and as Mr. Pericles unrolled the list of her rejected treasures, her bosom heaved without a regret. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Radclyffe Hall A mass of unrolled material was spread in disorder upon the counter, behind which stood an assistant in tears. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

They had time to open their imaginations to the great spectacle which had been unrolled before them, to reflect upon it, to put into shape their thoughts about it. Spenser by R. W. Church [1879]

Arthur Morrison Also, it was proved that the umbrella was unrolled when found, and rolled immediately after. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

E. Nesbi Bobbie unrolled the brown paper and disclosed the toy engine. The Railway Children by E. Nesbi

In an instant he unrolled a leather case, full of all manner of odd little steel instruments. Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

E. F. Benson He unrolled a tiger-skin to lay down again in his hall: a cloud of dust and deciduous hair rose from it, pungent like snuff, and the remaining glass eye fell out of the socket. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

John Galsworthy He did not exactly feel — the film of remembrance was unrolled too quickly. Passers By by John Galsworthy

Then he unrolled and clipped together four small cylinders of paper which had already flopped out of the pneumatic tube on the right-hand side of his desk. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Edith Wharton She was seated so close to her husband that she had recognized the blue-print the moment he unrolled it. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

Abraham Merri It unrolled like a ribbon of wan flame, flicked like a serpent’s tongueheld steady. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

He unrolled a page of London Pleasures. In the middle of the labyrinthine scrawlings a line caught his eye. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Edmund Burke In history a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind. Reflections on the Revolution in France by Edmund Burke [1790]

Gustave Flauber He showed the unrolled papyrus: “Look at it! read! see their promises! I do not lie. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Arthur Conan Doyle The Marshal unrolled a great map of the country and spread it upon the table. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

The Cid continued to unroll the Address. When this was done, he rolled it up and again unrolled it, and stared at its Roman characters. Travels in Morocco by James Richardson

Edith Wharton The chapel of Pontesordo was indeed as wonderful a storybook as fate ever unrolled before the eyes of a neglected and solitary child. The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton [1902]

The pyramid has unrolled itself. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

He unrolled and read it without pausing in his speech. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Before her the picture of human life unrolled itself ever wider and more varicolored, that restless, anxious life passed in the struggle to fill the stomach. Mother by Maksim Gorky

The usual chart-rack overhead was full, and the chart on the table was kept unrolled by an empty cup standing on a saucer half-full of some spilt dark liquid. The Tale by Joseph Conrad [1917]

Robert Louis Stevenson The whole bottom of the ravine is filled with sharp lava blocks quite unrolled and very difficult and dangerous to walk among; no water in the course, scarce any sign of water. Vailima Letters by Robert Louis Stevenson

Isabella Bird This morning, before any steps were taken to find the thief, and after all the loads were ready, officials came to the camps, and, by our wish, every man’s baggage was unrolled and searched. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

A soldier, roused by the noise, unrolled his plaid, and looked up to see what was going forward. The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas [1848-1850]

Wilkie Collins I unrolled it — and, by George! there was the letter! The original letter! I knew it by the color of the ink. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

He rolled it up, unrolled it and let it fall loosely across the fingers of one hand. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

E. T. A. Hoffmann The Baroness, handling the brittle wires with her delicate little fingers, gave me the numbers as I wanted them, and carefully held the coil whilst I unrolled it. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

It was very badly embalmed, and so brittle that it broke in several places while I was getting it out; and when I unrolled it the head separated and both the arms came off. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

In another instance, a king and his queen were carried away bodily, to be unrolled and rifled at leisure. A Thousand Miles up the Nile by Amelia B. Edwards [1877]

The screen of leaves on the bank, passing as if unrolled endlessly in the round opening of the port, sent a wavering network of light and shade into the place. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

F. Scott Fitzgerald The seemingly endless spool of legal red tape having unrolled over a period of four and a half years, suddenly snapped off. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Jules Verne At length the fog gradually unrolled itself in great heavily moving waves. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The faults and follies of those departed years are unrolled before him as on a magic scroll. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

James Joyce He unrolled the newspaper baton idly and read idly: What is home withoutPlumtree’s potted meat?IncompleteWith it an abode of bliss. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Edith Wharton Every year on the fifteenth of October Fifth Avenue opened its shutters, unrolled its carpets and hung up its triple layer of window-curtains. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

Edith Wharton Link by link the chain of his argument unrolled itself, travelling across his pages with the unending flow of a trail of migratory caterpillars. Here and Beyond by Edith Wharton [1926]

T. E. Lawrence A minute later the haze unrolled with the disconcerting suddenness of illusion; and it was Auda with two of Nasir’s men come back to look for me. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edith Wharton She sat silent, her hands clasped on her work, and it seemed to him that a warm current flowed toward him along the strip of stuff that still lay unrolled between them. Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton [1911]

T. E. Lawrence We unrolled before him our scheme to start the ball rolling in the autumn, hoping by our pushes to make it possible for him to come in later vigorously to our support. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Jules Verne These artificial clouds unrolled their thick spirals to a height of 1,000 yards into the air. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne [1867]

Marjorie Bowen He unrolled this and read the message it contained, written in a light pencil. The Folding Doors by Marjorie Bowen

Edith Wharton His whole future seemed suddenly to be unrolled before him; and passing down its endless emptiness he saw the dwindling figure of a man to whom nothing was ever to happen. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

The mayor slowly unrolled the scroll and began to read, translating from the Breton into French. And this is what he read: “‘ON THE CLIFFS OF ST. GILDAS, April 13, 1760. The Maker of Moons by Robert W. Chambers

Zona Gale The prince’s motor, closely followed by the others of the train, had reached a little eminence from which the island unrolled in fair patterns. Romance Island by Zona Gale [1906]