Definitions of rocks

  1. In geol., the substances, less or more solid, which compose the crust of the earth.

Usage examples for rocks

  1. " Don't you trouble your head about rocks old woman. – Milly and Olly by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  2. You can hardly believe that all between, all those rocks and all that sand, will be covered before sunset. – The Seaboard Parish, Complete by George MacDonald
  3. Do you see those two or three dark holes over there among the rocks nurse? – Nurse Heatherdale's Story by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  4. Now at first the people could see only the rocks – Myths and Legends of the Great Plains by Unknown
  5. You are not to fall over the rocks your grandfather gave orders that you were not to do so. – Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  6. It's quite a drop to the rocks down there. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. Howsumever, it's kind o' comfortin' to hear one talk as if there was plenty of sea- room, even when a chap knows he's drivin' straight on the rocks – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  8. The only thing to do was to fight their way up and over the rocks – Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North by Fullerton Waldo
  9. As he climbed, he walked around large rocks – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  10. They went slowly over the slabs of marble and the gray rocks and passed before the west front of the Parthenon. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. That was an air pocket in the rocks – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  12. The' 's somethin' stirrin' among th' rocks I hear th' soun' of it in th' night, when th' wind has stopped blowin'. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. And men, far out at sea, kept their eyes fixed where they knew the light should be: saying, 'We are safe; the great light will lead us when we near the rocks – Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland by Olive Schreiner
  14. On looking out I could see rocks but not " the rock". – The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde" by George Davidson
  15. Dick started back at a run, and in less than half an hour joined the other three among the rocks – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  16. The ship had struck on two rocks – Robinson Crusoe In Words of One Syllable by Mary Godolphin
  17. " I will not hurt you," I said; " I know my way among the rocks and I can take you easily." – The Birthright by Joseph Hocking
  18. There was only one place in sight where a man could take cover, and that was a bunch of rocks just a little to the left of my position. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  19. I moved some of the rocks but I didn't find him under there. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. Oh, I 'ave run round this 'ell 'ole, and tried to climb the rocks and tore my 'ands; and once I like to broke my neck in a fall. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden