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- v. To work one's way vertically up a chimney or cleft using a rocking movement.
- v. To turn up to a place or function unexpectedly, or without notice or prior warning.
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We've taken counsel's opinion, "says he, straightfaced," but the position is complicated by the fact that the widow was last heard of fleeing for her life from a beleaguered fort, while Goolab, who had designs on the Punjab throne at one time, has lately proclaimed himself King of Kashmir, and is sitting behind a rock up Jumoo way, with fifty thousand hillmen at his back.
I remember, too, our special delight in the foot-stools, which were of mahogany, shaped rather like gondolas and cushioned in velvet; for we could sit inside them and make them rock up and down.
Fortunately the costume's scabbard was hung to rock up and sideways, or wearing the sword would have been like being tied to a stake.
But Goolab Singh, once pretender to the throne, the rebel who'd made himself king in Kashmir in defiance of the durbar, should have been "behind a rock up Jumoo way, with fifty thousand hillmen", as George had put it.
There were three miners standing on a wooden platform, drilling a hole into the rock up near the eight-foot-high roof.