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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Roc \Roc\, n. [Ar. & Per. rokh or rukh. Cf. Rook a castle.]
     A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology. [Written also rock,
     and rukh.] --Brande & C.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rock \Rock\, n.
     See Roc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rock \Rock\, n. [OE. rocke; akin to D. rok, rokken, G. rocken,
     OHG. roccho, Dan. rok, Icel. rokkr. Cf. Rocket a firework.]
     A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which
     flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in
     spinning. --Chapman.
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           Sad Clotho held the rocke, the whiles the thread
           By grisly Lachesis was spun with pain,
           That cruel Atropos eftsoon undid.        --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rock \Rock\, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc'h, and AS.
     1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed
        stone or crag. See Stone.
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              Come one, come all! this rock shall fly
              From its firm base as soon as I.      --Sir W.
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     2. (Geol.) Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's
        crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth,
        clay, etc., when in natural beds.
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     3. That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a
        support; a refuge.
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              The Lord is my rock, and my fortress. --2 Sam. xxii.
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     4. Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling
        the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
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     5. (Zool.) The striped bass. See under Bass.
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     Note: This word is frequently used in the formation of
           self-explaining compounds; as, rock-bound, rock-built,
           rock-ribbed, rock-roofed, and the like.
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     Rock alum. [Probably so called by confusion with F. roche a
        rock.] Same as Roche alum.
     Rock+barnacle+(Zool.),+a+barnacle+({Balanus+balanoides">Rock barnacle (Zool.), a barnacle ({Balanus balanoides)
        very abundant on rocks washed by tides.
     Rock bass. (Zool.)
        (a) The stripped bass. See under Bass.
        (b) The goggle-eye.
        (c) The cabrilla. Other species are also locally called
            rock bass.
     Rock builder (Zool.), any species of animal whose remains
        contribute to the formation of rocks, especially the
        corals and Foraminifera.
     Rock butter (Min.), native alum mixed with clay and oxide
        of iron, usually in soft masses of a yellowish white
        color, occuring in cavities and fissures in argillaceous
     Rock candy, a form of candy consisting of crystals of pure
        sugar which are very hard, whence the name.
     Rock cavy. (Zool.) See Moco.
     Rock cod (Zool.)
        (a) A small, often reddish or brown, variety of the cod
            found about rocks andledges.
        (b) A California rockfish.
     Rock cook. (Zool.)
        (a) A European wrasse ({Centrolabrus exoletus).
        (b) A rockling.
     Rock cork (Min.), a variety of asbestus the fibers of which
        are loosely interlaced. It resembles cork in its texture.
     Rock crab (Zool.), any one of several species of large
        crabs of the genus C, as the two species of the New
        England coast ({Cancer irroratus and Cancer borealis).
        See Illust. under Cancer.
     Rock cress (Bot.), a name of several plants of the cress
        kind found on rocks, as Arabis petraea, Arabis lyrata,
     Rock crystal (Min.), limpid quartz. See Quartz, and under
     Rock dove (Zool.), the rock pigeon; -- called also rock
     Rock drill, an implement for drilling holes in rock; esp.,
        a machine impelled by steam or compressed air, for
        drilling holes for blasting, etc.
     Rock duck (Zool.), the harlequin duck.
     Rock eel. (Zool.) See Gunnel.
     Rock goat (Zool.), a wild goat, or ibex.
     Rock hopper (Zool.), a penguin of the genus Catarractes.
        See under Penguin.
     Rock kangaroo. (Zool.) See Kangaroo, and Petrogale.
     Rock lobster (Zool.), any one of several species of large
        spinose lobsters of the genera Panulirus and
        Palinurus. They have no large claws. Called also spiny
        lobster, and sea crayfish.
     Rock meal (Min.), a light powdery variety of calcite
        occuring as an efflorescence.
     Rock milk. (Min.) See Agaric mineral, under Agaric.
     Rock moss, a kind of lichen; the cudbear. See Cudbear.
     Rock oil. See Petroleum.
     Rock parrakeet (Zool.), a small Australian parrakeet
        ({Euphema petrophila), which nests in holes among the
        rocks of high cliffs. Its general color is yellowish olive
        green; a frontal band and the outer edge of the wing
        quills are deep blue, and the central tail feathers bluish
     Rock+pigeon+(Zool.),+the+wild+pigeon+({Columba+livia">Rock pigeon (Zool.), the wild pigeon ({Columba livia) Of
        Europe and Asia, from which the domestic pigeon was
        derived. See Illust. under Pigeon.
     Rock pipit. (Zool.) See the Note under Pipit.
     Rock plover. (Zool.)
        (a) The black-bellied, or whistling, plover.
        (b) The rock snipe.
     Rock ptarmigan (Zool.), an arctic American ptarmigan
        ({Lagopus rupestris), which in winter is white, with the
        tail and lores black. In summer the males are grayish
        brown, coarsely vermiculated with black, and have black
        patches on the back.
     Rock rabbit (Zool.), the hyrax. See Cony, and Daman.
     Rock ruby (Min.), a fine reddish variety of garnet.
     Rock salt (Min.), cloride of sodium (common salt) occuring
        in rocklike masses in mines; mineral salt; salt dug from
        the earth. In the United States this name is sometimes
        given to salt in large crystals, formed by evaporation
        from sea water in large basins or cavities.
     Rock seal (Zool.), the harbor seal. See Seal.
     Rock shell (Zool.), any species of Murex, Purpura, and
        allied genera.
     Rock snake (Zool.), any one of several large pythons; as,
        rock+snake+({Python+regia">the royal rock snake ({Python regia) of Africa, and the
        rock+snake+of+India+({Python+molurus">rock snake of India ({Python molurus). The Australian
        rock snakes mostly belong to the allied genus Morelia.
     Rock snipe (Zool.), the purple sandpiper ({Tringa
        maritima); -- called also rock bird, rock plover,
        winter snipe.
     Rock soap (Min.), a kind of clay having a smooth, greasy
        feel, and adhering to the tongue.
     Rock sparrow. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of Old World sparrows of
            the genus Petronia, as Petronia stulla, of Europe.
        (b) A North American sparrow ({Pucaea ruficeps).
     Rock tar, petroleum.
     Rock thrush (Zool.), any Old World thrush of the genus
        Monticola, or Petrocossyphus; as, the European rock
        thrush ({Monticola saxatilis), and the blue rock thrush
        of India ({Monticola cyaneus), in which the male is blue
     Rock tripe (Bot.), a kind of lichen ({Umbilicaria
        Dillenii) growing on rocks in the northen parts of
        America, and forming broad, flat, coriaceous, dark fuscous
        or blackish expansions. It has been used as food in cases
        of extremity.
     Rock trout (Zool.), any one of several species of marine
        food fishes of the genus Hexagrammus, family Chiradae,
        native of the North Pacific coasts; -- called also sea
        trout, boregat, bodieron, and starling.
     Rock warbler (Zool.), a small Australian singing bird
        ({Origma rubricata) which frequents rocky ravines and
        water courses; -- called also cataract bird.
     Rock wren (Zool.), any one of several species of wrens of
        the genus Salpinctes, native of the arid plains of Lower
        California and Mexico.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rock \Rock\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Rocked;p. pr. & vb. n.
     Rocking.] [AS. roccian; akin to Dan. rokke to move, to
     snake; cf. Icel. rukkja to pull, move, G. r["u]cken to move,
     push, pull.]
     1. 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.
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              A rising earthquake rocked the ground. --Dryden.
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     2. To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking;
        to still; to quiet. "Sleep rock thy brain." --Shak.
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     Note: Rock differs from shake, as denoting a slower, less
           violent, and more uniform motion, or larger movements.
           It differs from swing, which expresses a vibratory
           motion of something suspended.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rock \Rock\, v. i.
     1. To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently
        agitated; to reel; to totter.
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              The rocking town
              Supplants their footsteps.            --J. Philips .
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     2. To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as,
        to rock in a rocking-chair.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crack \Crack\, n.
     1. A partial separation of parts, with or without a
        perceptible opening; a chink or fissure; a narrow breach;
        a crevice; as, a crack in timber, or in a wall, or in
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     2. Rupture; flaw; breach, in a moral sense.
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              My love to thee is sound, sans crack or flaw.
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     3. A sharp, sudden sound or report; the sound of anything
        suddenly burst or broken; as, the crack of a falling
        house; the crack of thunder; the crack of a whip.
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              Will the stretch out to the crack of doom? --Shak.
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     4. The tone of voice when changed at puberty.
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              Though now our voices
              Have got the mannish crack.           --Shak.
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     5. Mental flaw; a touch of craziness; partial insanity; as,
        he has a crack.
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     6. A crazy or crack-brained person. [Obs.]
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              I . . . can not get the Parliament to listen to me,
              who look upon me as a crack and a projector.
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     7. A boast; boasting. [Obs.] "Crack and brags." --Burton.
        "Vainglorius cracks." --Spenser.
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     8. Breach of chastity. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     9. A boy, generally a pert, lively boy. [Obs.]
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              Val. 'T is a noble child. Vir. A crack, madam.
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     10. A brief time; an instant; as, to be with one in a crack.
         [Eng. & Scot. Colloq.]
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     11. Free conversation; friendly chat. [Scot.]
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               What is crack in English? . . . A crack is . . . a
               chat with a good, kindly human heart in it. --P. P.
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     12. a witty remark; a wisecrack.
     13. a chance or opportunity to do something; an attempt; as,
         I'll take a crack at it.
     14. a form of cocaine, highly purified and prepared as small
         pellets, especially suitable for smoking; -- also called
         rock. Used in this form it appears to be more addicting
         than cocaine powder. [slang]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he
           threw a rock at me" [syn: rock, stone]
      2: 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" [syn: rock, stone]
      3: United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted
         the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill
         (1890-1984) [syn: Rock, John Rock]
      4: (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
      5: hard bright-colored stick candy (typically flavored with
         peppermint) [syn: rock candy, rock]
      6: a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of
         black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock
         is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of
         rock'n'roll." [syn: rock 'n' roll, rock'n'roll, rock-
         and-roll, rock and roll, rock, rock music]
      7: pitching dangerously to one side [syn: rock, careen,
         sway, tilt]
      v 1: move back and forth or sideways; "the ship was rocking";
           "the tall building swayed"; "She rocked back and forth on
           her feet" [syn: rock, sway, shake]
      2: cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the
         baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently" [syn: rock,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  238 Moby Thesaurus words for "rock":
     Gibraltar, Irish confetti, acid rock, adamant, adamantine, affect,
     agitate, amaze, appease, astonish, astound, avant-garde jazz,
     ballroom music, bankrupt, bebop, bedrock, blunder, bob, bobble,
     bola, bolt, bone, boogie-woogie, boomerang, bop, boulder, brick,
     brickbat, broken-down, calm, calm down, careen, career, cement,
     champion, coggle, come home to, compose, concert, concrete, cool,
     countermissile, country rock, cradle, crag, dance music, dances,
     dangle, daze, defender, destitute, destroyed, diamond,
     discombobulate, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, disturb,
     dramatico-musical, dulcify, dumbfound, ease, electrify, escarpment,
     even out, falter, finished, flint, flintlike, flinty, flounce,
     flounder, fluctuate, flurry, fluster, flutter, folk rock,
     foundation, fuss, gentle, granite, granitelike, granitic,
     hard rock, heart of oak, heave, hit, hit the mark, hobbyhorse,
     horse, hot jazz, hush, impress, impress forcibly, in ruins,
     indigent, instrumental, iron, jar, jazz, jazzy, jive, jolt, labor,
     librate, lion, lithic, lull, lurch, mainstream jazz,
     make an impression, make heavy weather, marble, marblelike,
     missile, mollify, musical suite, nails, nutate, oak, on ice,
     on the rocks, orchestral, oscillate, outcrop, outcropping,
     overwhelm, ox, pacify, patron, patroness, pendulate, penniless,
     perturb, petrified, petrogenic, pillar, pitch, pitch and plunge,
     pitch and toss, plunge, pound, pour balm into, poverty-stricken,
     projectile, protector, protectress, quell, quiet, rag, ragtime,
     rattle, rear, reel, resonate, rest, rhythm-and-blues,
     rock to sleep, rock-and-roll, rocket, roll, ruffle, ruined,
     safekeeper, scarp, scend, seethe, shake, shake up, shock, sink in,
     slaty, smite, smooth, smooth down, smooth over, smoothen, soothe,
     stabilize, stagger, steady, steel, still, stir, stone, strike,
     strike hard, strike home, struggle, stumble, stun, stupefy, subdue,
     suite, suite of dances, surprise, swag, sway, swing, swinging,
     symphonic, syncopated, syncopated music, syncopation, tell,
     the new music, thrash about, throw, throw stick, throwing-stick,
     tor, torpedo, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter, tower,
     tower of strength, tranquilize, traumatize, trouble, tumble,
     unnerve, unsettle, upset, vacillate, vibrate, volutation, waddy,
     wag, waggle, wallop, wallow, wave, waver, welter, wobble, yaw

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (Heb. tsur), employed as a symbol of God in the Old Testament (1
     Sam. 2:2; 2 Sam. 22:3; Isa. 17:10; Ps. 28:1; 31:2,3; 89:26;
     95:1); also in the New Testament (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 9:33; 1 Cor.
     10:4). In Dan. 2:45 the Chaldaic form of the Hebrew word is
     translated "mountain." It ought to be translated "rock," as in
     Hab. 1:12 in the Revised Version. The "rock" from which the
     stone is cut there signifies the divine origin of Christ. (See STONE.)

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rock -- U.S. County in Minnesota
     Population (2000):    9721
     Housing Units (2000): 4137
     Land area (2000):     482.609501 sq. miles (1249.952815 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.233498 sq. miles (0.604756 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    482.842999 sq. miles (1250.557571 sq. km)
     Located within:       Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27
     Location:             43.667243 N, 96.242131 W
      Rock, MN
      Rock County
      Rock County, MN

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rock -- U.S. County in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    1756
     Housing Units (2000): 935
     Land area (2000):     1008.457758 sq. miles (2611.893491 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    3.395633 sq. miles (8.794649 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1011.853391 sq. miles (2620.688140 sq. km)
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             42.507127 N, 99.470110 W
      Rock, NE
      Rock County
      Rock County, NE

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Rock -- U.S. County in Wisconsin
     Population (2000):    152307
     Housing Units (2000): 62187
     Land area (2000):     720.468467 sq. miles (1866.004683 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    5.728001 sq. miles (14.835453 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    726.196468 sq. miles (1880.840136 sq. km)
     Located within:       Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
     Location:             42.654411 N, 89.049110 W
      Rock, WI
      Rock County
      Rock County, WI

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