One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
That rolls pills; (Medicine) involving a circular movement of the fingers and thumb, as though rolling a pill (of tremors, etc., as a symptom of certain disorders).
The action of making pills by rolling; (Medicine) circular movement of the fingers and thumb.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Glascock (?1787–1847), naval officer.
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