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    Rock - (n.) See Roc.
    Rock - (n.) A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
    Rock - (n.) A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
    Rock - (n.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
    Rock - (n.) That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
    Rock - (n.) Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
    Rock - (n.) The striped bass. See under Bass.
    Rock - (v. t.) To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
    Rock - (v. t.) To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
    Rock - (v. i.) To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
    Rock - (v. i.) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
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    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 coarser kinds.
    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 side.
    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 with plants.
    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, and garrupa.
    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 four barbels.
    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, especially Fucus.
    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.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Rock - n. 1 a hard material of the earth's crust, often exposed on the surface. B similar material on other planets. 2 geol. Any natural material, hard or soft (e.g. Clay), consisting of one or more minerals. 3 a projecting rock forming a hill, cliff, reef, etc. B (the rock) gibraltar. 4 large detached stone. 5 us stone of any size. 6 firm and dependable support or protection. 7 hard sweet usu. In the form of a peppermint-flavoured stick. 8 slang precious stone, esp. A diamond. get one's rocks off coarse slang achieve (esp. Sexual) satisfaction. On the rocks colloq. 1 short of money. 2 (of a marriage etc.) Broken down. 3 (of a drink) served neat with ice-cubes. [french roque, roche]
    Rock - v. 1 move gently to and fro; set, maintain, or be in, such motion. 2 (cause to) sway; shake, oscillate, reel. 3 distress, perturb (rocked by the news). n. 1 rocking movement. 2 spell of this. 3 a = *rock and roll. B rock and roll-influenced popular music. rock the boat colloq. Disturb a stable situation. [old english]
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    Crock - n. Colloq. Old or worn-out person or vehicle. [originally scots]
    Crock - n. 1 earthenware pot or jar. 2 broken piece of this. [old english]
    Crockery - n. Earthenware or china dishes, plates, etc. [related to *crock2]
    Defrock - v. Deprive (esp. A priest) of office. [french: related to *de-, *frock]
    Frock - n. 1 woman's or girl's dress. 2 monk's or priest's gown. 3 smock. [french from germanic]
    Frock-coat - n. Man's long-skirted coat.
    Retrorocket - n. Auxiliary rocket for slowing down a spacecraft etc.
    Rockabilly - n. Rock and roll combined with hill-billy music.
    Rock and roll - n. (also rock 'n' roll) popular dance-music originating in the 1950s with a heavy beat and often a blues element.
    Rock-bottom - adj. (of prices etc.) The very lowest. n. Very lowest level.
    Rock-cake - n. Small rough-surfaced spicy currant bun.
    Rock-crystal - n. Transparent colourless quartz, usu. In hexagonal prisms.
    Rocker - n. 1 curved bar etc. On which something can rock. 2 rocking-chair. 3 devotee of rock music, esp. A leather-clad motor cyclist. 4 a device for rocking. B pivoted switch operating between on and off positions. off one's rocker slang crazy.
    Rockery - n. (pl. -ies) construction of stones with soil between them for growing rock-plants on.
    Rocket - n. 1 cylindrical firework or signal etc. Propelled to a great height after ignition. 2 engine operating on the same principle, providing thrust but not dependent on air intake. 3 rocket-propelled missile, spacecraft, etc. 4 slang severe reprimand. v. (-t-) 1 a move rapidly upwards or away. B increase rapidly (prices rocketed). 2 bombard with rockets. [french roquette from italian]
    Rocketry - n. Science or practice of rocket propulsion.
    Rock-face - n. Vertical surface of natural rock.
    Rockfall - n. Descent or mass of loose fallen rocks.
    Rock-garden - n. = *rockery.
    Rocking-chair - n. Chair mounted on rockers or springs for gently rocking in.
    Rocking-horse - n. Toy horse on rockers or springs.
    Rock-plant - n. Plant growing on or among rocks.
    Rock-salmon - n. Any of several fishes, esp. The catfish and dogfish.
    Rock-salt - n. Common salt as a solid mineral.
    Rocky - adj. (-ier, -iest) of, like, or full of rock or rocks. rockiness n.
    Rocky - adj. (-ier, -iest) colloq. Unsteady, tottering, unstable. rockiness n.
    Shamrock - n. Trefoil, used as an emblem of ireland. [irish]
    Sky-rocket - n. = *rocket 1. v. (esp. Of prices) rise very rapidly.
    Sprocket - n. Each of several teeth on a wheel engaging with links of a chain. [origin unknown]
    Unfrock - v. = *defrock.

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