Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popular name of the commonest variety of domestic pigeon, Columba livia, of a bluish color, with two black bands on the wings.
  • n. A dark-blue clay pigeon used in trap-shooting.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Brooklyn-based tribe of neo-classical blue-rock noodlers are sure to make good on their name.

    Week ahead: Raheem DeVaughn visits Kimmel; Endless Boogie to boogie endlessly at Black Cat

  • Here the amount of green surface, and the number of birds, especially the blue-rock and the insect-impaling “butcher,” whose nests were in the thin forest of thorn-trees, argue that water is not far off.

    The Land of Midian

  • He was Palumbo the drummer (whose prior conviction had been for smuggling butterfly eggs in the hollow of his bass), and in order to drum with the Giant Panda one had not only to be versed in the blue-rock tradition but had to have musicological knowledge and polyrhythmic aptitudes so as to help weave those esoteric and eclectic textures in which the Giant Panda specialized.

    Another Roadside Attraction

  • The pigeons were very tame, and presently a beautiful blue-rock came up confidently, and began to eat.

    The Beth Book Being a Study of the Life of Elizabeth Caldwell Maclure, a Woman of Genius

  • When blue-rock pigeons descend by thousands in the market-place to profit by an over-turned sack of grain, visitors marvel at their irridescent necks and breasts -- but a beauteous peacock appearing on the scene attracts an admiration amounting to monopoly.

    East of Suez Ceylon, India, China and Japan

  • That is to say, a company had bought the privilege of taking from the mine 5,000,000 carloads of blue-rock, for a sum down and a royalty.

    Following the Equator

  • Without doubt the carrier is entitled to rank first in the pigeon family, with the exception, perhaps, of the blue-rock pigeons.

    The Book of Household Management

  • Here the amount of green surface, and the number of birds, especially the blue-rock and the insect-impaling "butcher," whose nests were in the thin forest of thorn-trees, argue that water is not far off.

    The Land of Midian — Volume 2

  • The blue-rock, which was content to die by the hand of a duke, would not deign to be worried by a dog, and it frantically moved its expiring wings, scaled the paling, and died.

    Lothair

  • "'Laugh, you old dong-beater,' I yells, rising gradually to the occasion, 'or I'll bust your cupola like a blue-rock.'

    Pardners

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