Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shelter formed, in deep gorges in northern Alabama, by the wearing away of softer strata under one of resistant sandstone. Several delicate ferns and a few other plants are found in them.
- n. In mining, a shed or store-house for ore which is to go to the stamp-mill.
“The two melancholy ones thought to themselves, “That will still not save us,” and stayed where they were, but the third, the merry one, got up and walked on in the forest until he found the rock-house.”
“Englishmen of your position, or better, to this place within the last three years; not one of them has lived twenty hours from the time he set foot in the rock-house.”
“If fifty men were to be turned free, then surely I could count on fifty allies; and fifty-one strong hands could at least make some show even against the ruffians of the rock-house.”
“Neither Black nor the doctor had showed during the scene of the massacre (for I could call it nothing else); and in the rock-house itself there was not so much as a footfall.”
“It was not a fascinating prospect, yet I followed him across the high plateau to the creek wherein the rock-house was, but to the side which was opposite to my bedroom window.”
“So the rock-house they were making was tumbled about in the dirt, and the rolling pebbles knocked the corners off, and the mud worked its way into the cracks and destroyed its beautiful whiteness.”
“He spoke rather dryly and perfunctorily, as he helped her down the stairs of the cave-dwellers 'rock-house.”
“A mile north of the above-mentioned cave, toward Dunlap, is a cave with a very large entrance: a sort of rock-house or half dome.”
“And the twain went into the rock-house and on fine gold they trod,”
“So at last they drew apart a little, and walked quietly toward the rock-house hand in hand.”
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