The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil
Move gently to and fro or from side to side
Steam; vapour, mist, fog, or an instance of this.
Astonish or disconcert someone
A northern grouse of mountainous and Arctic regions, with feathered legs and feet and plumage that typically changes to white in winter
the ship rocked on the water
a narrow gully strewn with rocks
Arrive; turn up
A kind of rock which contains substantial amounts of alum, especially in the form of the mineral alunite; alum stone.
Rock containing deposits of coal; a rock of this type.
Rock music, especially heavy metal, characterized by the ostentatious male sexuality of its lyrics and performance.
A (natural) block of ice; an iceberg.
Bituminous shale containing jet; especially a bed of such shale found near Whitby, North Yorkshire.
A large flat rock used as an outdoor altar by Irish Catholics when the open celebration of mass was illegal.
A striped bass, Morone saxatilis (family Moronidae), of a suitable size for frying.
A small rock intended as a humorous novelty alternative to keeping an animal or growing plants; (hence) something seen as little more than a passing fad, or as pointless or useless.
A genre of rock music, especially prevalent in the late 1970s and early 1980s, typically characterized by prominent keyboards and drums and heavy use of guitar effects, often regarded as bombastic or grandiose in its delivery.
A fine-grained limestone found in north central Kansas and used locally for making fence posts, lintels, etc.
Markedly different from, or occurring after, traditional rock music; characteristic of, relating to, or designating post-rock.
Rock music of a kind typically played live in pubs; specifically a genre of fast, blues-based rock originating in Britain in the mid 1970s, often considered a precursor to punk.
Rock music characterized by improvisation or melody in the style of a raga.
Any of various kinds of reddish sedimentary rock; a layer or formation consisting of such rock; specifically = red beds.
Crystalline alum of high purity, especially that prepared from Italian alunite.
A low ridge of rock; specifically = riegel.
A bed of rock; a rocky floor, bottom, or base; (in early use) specifically solid rock underlying loose deposits such as soil or alluvium; bedrock.
US. A shorebird that frequents rocky shorelines; especially the purple sandpiper, Calidris maritima.
A bit used for drilling hard formations.
A bolt for attaching something to rock; (Mining) a tensioned rod passing through a bed of rock and anchoring it to the body of rock behind.
= rock cake.
A large Brazilian cavy, Kerodon rupestris, that inhabits dry, stony areas; also called moco.
A hard form of coal; anthracite.
A small wrasse, Centrolabrus exoletus, found off northern European coasts and occasionally in intertidal pools.
A crab that frequents rocky coasts; especially (in North America) Cancer irroratus of Atlantic coasts and C. antennarius of Pacific coasts.
A railway or road cutting excavated through rock.
Cut from rock; built into excavated rock.
The day after Epiphany (i.e. January 7th), commemorated in a similar manner to Rock Monday.
North American the harlequin duck, Histrionicus histrionicus.
Pulverized rock, especially (in later use) as spread in coal mines in order to reduce the risk of coal-dust explosions.
To subject (a coal mine) to rock dusting.
= rock gunnel.
Any of several North American elms, especially the cork elm, Ulmus thomasii, of the Midwest and parts of Canada; (also) the hard heavy timber of this tree, formerly much used for shipbuilding.
A convex, fan-shaped rock surface, typically covered with rock fragments, formed by water erosion, typically at the foot of a slope where the course of a stream widens and becomes less steep.
An enthusiast of rock music.
Large rock fragments used to form the bulk of the material of a dam; frequently attributive, especially in rock-fill dam.
A hard incendiary substance that burns slowly and is difficult to extinguish, consisting chiefly of a mixture of resin, sulphur, and potassium nitrate.
That is without rocks.
Natural gas obtained by drilling through rock.
English regional (south-western) the black goby, Gobius niger (now rare).
A highly successful and widely admired (male) rock musician.
A rock that produces a ringing sound when struck.