A rocking-horse is a toy horse which a child can sit on and which can be made to rock backwards and forwards. A toy horse that is mounted on rockers or springs and is large enough for a child to ride. Also called hobbyhorse
The location is particularly well known for its Pearl Mountain or Pearl Rock. This huge granite rock is formed by three rounded outcrops that make up Pearl Mountain and has been compared in majesty to Uluru (formerly known as Ayers Rock) in Australia..
1 Geologically, any natural mass of earth material that has appreciable extent 2 In engineering, solid natural material that requires mechanical or explosive techniques for removal 3 In the quarry industries, the term stone is more common and means firm, coherent, relatively hard earth material
(figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
pitching dangerously to one side a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me" (figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable; "he was her rock during the crisis"; "Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church"--Gospel According to Matthew United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984) material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries" move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking"; "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on her feet" cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently
Perhaps the most popular form of 20th-century music, a combination of African-American rhythms, urban blues, folk and country music of the rural South It has developed since the early 1950s into hundreds of subgenres, each with its own audience, record labels and radio formats
When something rocks or when you rock it, it moves slowly and regularly backwards and forwards or from side to side. His body rocked from side to side with the train She sat on the porch and rocked the baby
If an explosion or an earthquake rocks a building or an area, it causes the building or area to shake. You can also say that the building or area rocks. Three people were injured yesterday when an explosion rocked one of Britain's best known film studios As the buildings rocked under heavy shell-fire, he took refuge in the cellars
A player who plays an extremely tight, patient game is a rock Rocks don't create a lot of action, and when they enter a pot, more often than not they're in as a favorite This is a decent strategy at some tables (especially at a table full of maniacs) But good players with more varied strategies will eventually get the best of a real rock
An exclamation to let climbers and other folks below you know that an object is hurtling through space in their general direction Though it most often is, this object need not necessarily be a rock - it could be a dropped piece of protection, a loose water bottle, your mother-in-law, etc - the point being to alert those below to imminent danger
A quack; so called from one Rock, who was the Holloway of Queen Anne's reign Oh, when his nerves had once received a shock, Sir Isaac Newton might have gone to Rock Crabbe: Borough The Ladies' Rock A crag in Scotland under the castle rock of Stirling, where ladies used to witness tournaments In the castle hill is a hollow called The Valley about a square acre in extent, used for justings and tournaments On the south side of the valley is a small rocky pyramidical mount, called The Ladies' Hill or Rock, where the ladies sat to witness the spectacle - Nimmo: History of Stirlingshire, p 282 People of the Rock The inhabitants of Hejaz or Arabia Petraea Captain Rock A fictitious name assumed by the leader of the Irish insurgents in 1822
A player who plays very tight, not very creatively He raises only with the best hands A real rock is fairly predictable - if he raises you on the end, you can throw away just about anything but the nuts
to rock the boat: see boat. In geology, a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of minerals. The three major classes of rock igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic are based on the processes that formed them. These three classes are further subdivided on the basis of various factors, especially chemical, mineralogical, and textural attributes (see e.g., acid and basic rocks; crystalline rock; extrusive rock). See also felsic rock; intrusive rock; mafic rock. phosphate rock Ayers Rock crystalline rock Dome of the Rock extrusive rock felsic rock Hudson Rock igneous rock intrusive rock Little Rock mafic rock metamorphic rock rock art rock crystal rock glacier rock music rock and roll Rock River sedimentary rock siliceous rock acid and basic rocks
If something such as a marriage or a business is on the rocks, it is experiencing very severe difficulties and looks likely to end very soon. She confided to her mother six months ago that her marriage was on the rocks
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