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- n. Plural form of rock.
- n. Money.
- n. (slang) Testicles.
- n. Crack cocaine.
- v. Third-person singular simple present of to rock.
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All eruptive rocks penetrate, as ramifying veins either into the sedimentary strata, or into other equally endogenous masses; but there is a special importance to be attached to the difference manifested between 'Plutonic' rocks* (granite, porphyry, and serpentine) and those termed 'volcanic' in the strict sense of the word (as trachyte, basalt, and lava).
[Footnote 1: The King, Walagambahu, who in his exile had been living amongst the rocks in the wilderness, ascended the throne after defeating the Malabars (B.C. 104), and "caused _the of stone or caves of the rocks_ in which he had taken refuge to be made more commodious."
We may obtain rocks from the finest grained kind up to coarse conglomerates.
The shiny substance on the rocks is the fire paste or fire gel you put on the rocks before the kids or your buddies showed up.
The sound of water lapping against the rocks is a quiet ending to a long story - the longest of its kind.
Lusciously, palate-coatingly rich and exotic, white port on the rocks is an addictive warm-weather aperitif.
The sound water makes as it hits the rocks is almost ear-splitting if you listen closely enough.
Don't (as signs often ask you) remove loose rocks from the road (this should be the work of the highway dept and is very dangerous).
And so people started looking elsewhere in rocks of the same sort of age, and lo and behold, they discovered an extraordinary range of creatures.
But once it was demonstrated that it was possible to find fossils in rocks of that great age, people started looking in similar rocks elsewhere on other continents from that same sort of period.