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    Virile roll

    Hello,

    Can anybody help me to understand if the roll in the context below means step/gait (rolling step)?

    "As it chanced, there was nobody of important in the cabaret. Frédéric, with his hearty voice and his virile roll, more of a dance than a walk, easily dominated the company."

    The Dream Circean by Aleister Crowley, 1909

    Thank you very much.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Dec-2015 at 23:55. Reason: Removed double paragraph breaks
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    Re: Virile roll

    The "more of a dance than a walk" should tell you that it's about how he gets around (as you deduced).
    Last edited by Tdol; 19-Dec-2015 at 15:17. Reason: typo

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    Re: Virile roll

    Giving that it is part of dominating the company, it might be a swagger.

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