- See Roc.
- A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which
flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
- A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone
or crag. See Stone.
- Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust,
whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in
- That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a
support; a refuge.
- Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling
the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
- The striped bass. See under Bass.
- To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting
on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to
vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
- To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking;
to still; to quiet.
- To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently
agitated; to reel; to totter.
- To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as,
to rock in a rocking-chair.