Bed rock - () The solid rock underlying superficial formations. Also Fig.
Brock - (n.) A badger.
Brock - (n.) A brocket.
Brocket - (n.) A male red deer two years old; -- sometimes called brock.
Brocket - (n.) A small South American deer, of several species (Coassus
superciliaris, C. rufus, and C. auritus).
Brockish - (a.) Beastly; brutal.
Bullyrock - (n.) A bully.
Burrock - (n.) A small weir or dam in a river to direct the stream to
gaps where fish traps are placed.
Congreve rocket - () See under Rocket.
Crock - (n.) The loose black particles collected from combustion, as on
pots and kettles, or in a chimney; soot; smut; also, coloring matter
which rubs off from cloth.
Crocked - (imp. & p. p.) of Crock
Crocking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Crock
Crock - (v. t.) To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring
matter of badly dyed cloth.
Crock - (v. i.) To give off crock or smut.
Crock - (n.) A low stool.
Crock - (n.) Any piece of crockery, especially of coarse earthenware; an
earthen pot or pitcher.
Crock - (v. t.) To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter.
Crocker - (n.) A potter.
Crockery - (n.) Earthenware; vessels formed of baked clay, especially the
Crocket - (n.) An ornament often resembling curved and bent foliage,
projecting from the sloping edge of a gable, spire, etc.
Crocket - (n.) A croche, or knob, on the top of a stag's antler.
Crocketed - (a.) Ornamented with crockets.
Crocketing - (n.) Ornamentation with crockets.
Crocky - (a.) Smutty.
Disfrock - (v. t.) To unfrock.
Drock - (n.) A water course.
Enrockment - (n.) A mass of large stones thrown into water at random to
form bases of piers, breakwaters, etc.
Frock - (n.) A loose outer garment; especially, a gown forming a part of
European modern costume for women and children; also, a coarse
shirtlike garment worn by some workmen over their other clothes; a
smock frock; as, a marketman's frock.
Frock - (n.) A coarse gown worn by monks or friars, and supposed to take
the place of all, or nearly all, other garments. It has a hood which
can be drawn over the head at pleasure, and is girded by a cord.
Frock - (v. t.) To clothe in a frock.
Frock - (v. t.) To make a monk of. Cf. Unfrock.
Frocked - (a.) Clothed in a frock.
Frockless - (a.) Destitute of a frock.
Girrock - (n.) A garfish.
Gritrock - (n.) Alt. of Gritstone
Laverock - (n.) The lark.
Lavrock - (n.) Same as Laverock.
Leverock - (n.) A lark.
Longmynd rocks - () The sparingly fossiliferous conglomerates, grits,
schists, and states of Great Britain, which lie at the base of the
Cambrian system; -- so called, because typically developed in the
Longmynd Hills, Shropshire.
Parrock - (n.) A croft, or small field; a paddock.
Purrock - (n.) See Puddock, and Parrock.
Rendrock - (n.) A kind of dynamite used in blasting.
Rocked - (imp. & p. p.) of Rock
Rocking - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rock
Rockaway - () Formerly, a light, low, four-wheeled carriage, with
standing top, open at the sides, but having waterproof curtains which
could be let down when occasion required; now, a somewhat similar, but
heavier, carriage, inclosed, except in front, and having a door at each
Rockelay - (n.) Alt. of Rocklay
Rocklay - (n.) See Rokelay.
Rocker - (n.) One who rocks; specifically, one who rocks a cradle.
Rocker - (n.) One of the curving pieces of wood or metal on which a
cradle, chair, etc., rocks.
Rocker - (n.) Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, as
a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc.,
by agitation in water.
Rocker - (n.) A play horse on rockers; a rocking-horse.
Rocker - (n.) A chair mounted on rockers; a rocking-chair.
Rocker - (n.) A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape
the rocker of a cradle.
Rocker - (n.) Same as Rock shaft.
Rockered - (a.) Shaped like a rocker; curved; as, a rockered keel.
Rockery - (n.) A mound formed of fragments of rock, earth, etc., and set
Rocket - (n.) A cruciferous plant (Eruca sativa) sometimes eaten in
Europe as a salad.
Rocket - (n.) Damewort.
Rocket - (n.) Rocket larkspur. See below.
Rocket - (n.) An artificial firework consisting of a cylindrical case of
paper or metal filled with a composition of combustible ingredients, as
niter, charcoal, and sulphur, and fastened to a guiding stick. The
rocket is projected through the air by the force arising from the
expansion of the gases liberated by combustion of the composition.
Rockets are used as projectiles for various purposes, for signals, and
also for pyrotechnic display.
Rocket - (n.) A blunt lance head used in the joust.
Rocketed - (imp. & p. p.) of Rocket
Rocketing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rocket
Rocket - (v. i.) To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the
present participle or as an adjective.
Rocketer - (n.) A bird, especially a pheasant, which, being flushed,
rises straight in the air like a rocket.
Rockfish - (n.) Any one of several California scorpaenoid food fishes of
the genus Sebastichthys, as the red rockfish (S. ruber). They are among
the most important of California market fishes. Called also rock cod,
Rockfish - (n.) The striped bass. See Bass.
Rockfish - (n.) Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda
groupers of the genus Epinephelus.
Rockfish - (n.) An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
Rockiness - (n.) The state or quality of being rocky.
Rocking - (a.) Having a swaying, rolling, or back-and-forth movement;
used for rocking.
Rocking-chair - (n.) A chair mounted on rockers, in which one may rock.
Rocking-horse - (n.) The figure of a horse, mounted upon rockers, for
children to ride.
Rocking-stone - (n.) A stone, often of great size and weight, resting
upon another stone, and so exactly poised that it can be rocked, or
slightly moved, with but little force.
Rockless - (a.) Being without rocks.
Rockling - (n.) Any species of small marine fishes of the genera Onos and
Rhinonemus (formerly Motella), allied to the cod. They have three or
Rockrose - (n.) A name given to any species of the genus Helianthemum,
low shrubs or herbs with yellow flowers, especially the European H.
vulgare and the American frostweed, H. Canadense.
Rock shaft - () A shaft that oscillates on its journals, instead of
revolving, -- usually carrying levers by means of which it receives and
communicates reciprocating motion, as in the valve gear of some steam
engines; -- called also rocker, rocking shaft, and way shaft.
Rock staff - (v. i.) An oscillating bar in a machine, as the lever of the
bellows of a forge.
Rocksucker - (n.) A lamprey.
Rockweed - (n.) Any coarse seaweed growing on sea-washed rocks,
Rockwood - (n.) Ligniform asbestus; also, fossil wood.
Rockwork - (n.) Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough.
Rockwork - (n.) A rockery.
Rocky - (a.) Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a
rocky mountain; a rocky shore.
Rocky - (a.) Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield.
Rocky - (a.) Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling;
obdurate; as, a rocky bosom.
Sea rocket - () See under Rocket.
Shamrock - (n.) A trifoliate plant used as a national emblem by the
Irish. The legend is that St. Patrick once plucked a leaf of it for use
in illustrating the doctrine of the trinity.