Shorter pieces of parchment or paper are called rolls, which may still be many meters or feet long, were used in the medieval and Early Modern period in Europe and various West Asian cultures for manuscript administrative documents intended for various uses, including accounting, rent-rolls, legal agreements, and inventories. Unlike scrolls, these are usually written down the length of the roll latitudinally. Rolls may be wider than most scrolls, up to perhaps 60 cm or two feet wide. Rolls were often stored together in a special cupboard on shelves.
A special Chinese form of short book, called the "whirlwind book," consists of several pieces of paper bound at the top with bamboo and then rolled up.
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1406 1407 Nicholas Bubwith Formerly Master of the Rolls (1402–1405) and Keeper of the Privy Seal (1405–1406). 1505 ... William Barons Formerly Master of the Rolls (1502–1504). 1530 ... Cuthbert Tunstall Formerly Dean of Salisbury (1521–1522) and Master of the Rolls (1516–1522) ...
... The Close Rolls are an administrative record created in medieval England by the royal chancery, in order to preserve a central record of all letters close issued by the chancery in the name of the Crown ... The first Close Roll was started in 1204 (in the reign of King John), under the Chancellorship of Hubert Walter ... written on sheets of parchment, which were stitched together into long rolls to form a roll for each year ...
... south facing graveyard five memorial tombs to members of the Rolls family, including Charles Rolls, of Rolls Royce fame ... Nearby Llangattock Manor was built on the site of an earlier house in 1877, for John Rolls, who later took the title of Baron Llangattock ... in a school building commissioned by John Rolls at the same time as the manor house, for the children of workers on the family's estate ...
... Tayo Rolls Limited (formerly Tata-Yodogawa Limited) is a metal fabrication and processing company headquartered in Jamshedpur, India and a subsidiary of ... Tayo Rolls' products are primarily cast rolls, forged rolls, special castings and pig iron ... Tayo Rolls is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange with code no.504961 ...
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