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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.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • 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.

    A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago

  • 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.

    The Warslayer

  • 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.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • There were three miners standing on a wooden platform, drilling a hole into the rock up near the eight-foot-high roof.



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