44.6 rolling his strip of turf Mr. Bentley is tending to his lawn with a roller, a metal drum with an axle through the center leading up to a handle. Rollers smooth the lawn's surface and are frequently used on cricket pitches, golf courses, and formal gardens to insure perfectly even grass. Woolf’s narrator is shooed off such a lawn in Oxbridge in A Room of Own’s Own (1929).
Not sure about the description of the roller itself. Any suggestions, gentle readers?