Word Origin for Rolls-Royce
Examples from the Web for rolls-royce
He claimed that his work as Genie was a favor to company, which he considered the “Rolls-Royce of animation.”The Genie Is Free: Robin Williams's Complicated Relationship With Disney|Kevin Fallon|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So he was sent away in 1964 to apprentice at the Rolls-Royce plant in England.
At age 36 he traded in his Ford for a Rolls-Royce, hired a chauffeur, and moved his boys from public school to a private one.“The Patriarch”: Joseph Kennedy Sr.’s Outsized Life|Jacob Heilbrunn|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He drove a Rolls-Royce and smoked Cuban Cohibas, but wore track suits, medallions, and trainers.Jimmy Savile Sex-Abuse Scandal Taints Entire Era in Britain|Peter Jukes|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He made headlines in 2003 when his Rolls-Royce caught fire while he and his girlfriend were inside.Billionaire’s Daughter Bombarded with Marriage Offers and Nude Photos|The Telegraph|September 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Rolls-Royce, conscious of the curious gaze of the entire company, pulls himself together and regards his accuser unfavourably.
This is altogether too much for the owner of the Rolls-Royce.
The Rolls-Royce owner takes the cigar from his mouth and gazes in astonishment at the accusing apparition before him.
A Rolls-Royce, of course, and a month or so on the Riviera in the winter.Jacob's Ladder|E. Phillips Oppenheim
"He's got a new Rolls-Royce car," said Tuppence with vicarious pride.The Secret Adversary|Agatha Christie
Word Origin and History for rolls-royce
registered 1908 as trademark, named for designers C.S. Rolls (1877-1910) and Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933). Figurative use from 1916 for any product deemed to be of high quality. Shortened form Rolls first attested 1928.