Farewell rock

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Farewell rock (Mining) the Millstone grit; -- so called because no coal is found worth working below this stratum. It is used for hearths of furnaces, having power to resist intense heat.
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Usage

In literature:

Below Farewell Gap is a wide canon with high walls of dark rock, and down those walls run many streams of water.
"The Mountains" by Stewart Edward White
There, with the sea, which had carried her away from me, playing buoyantly among the rocks, I read her farewell letter.
"The Doctor's Dilemma" by Hesba Stretton
Then as he put off she sat down on a rock with the brethren behind her, to watch us, and we saw her wave her hand in farewell.
"A Sea Queen's Sailing" by Charles Whistler
FAREWELL TO ROCK RIVER VALLEY.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
The echoes only, from the rock's rebound, Took their last farewell of the dying sound.
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Farewell, then, among the rocks, behind which thou vanishest!...
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 6, No 4, October, 1864" by Various
Where the Rocking-R track branched off they paused for a few casual words of farewell, and then each went his way.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
No awesome Presence now faced him in the shadow of the rock as he chanted his prayer of farewell under the stars.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
The next morning early he bid the Bradleys a sorrowful farewell, and boarded the train for Little Rock.
"Checkers" by Henry M. Blossom
To every rock, and glade, and dell, You now breathe forth a sad farewell.
"The Isle of Palms" by John Wilson
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In poetry:

Safe hidden in the "Rock of Ages"
She bade farewell to fear;
Sure that her Lord'd always lead her
"She read her title clear."
"Mother's Songs" by Frank Barbour Coffin
"Farewell, with thy glad dwellers, green vale among the rocks!
Farewell the swift sweet moments, in which I watched thy flocks!
Why rocked they not my cradle in that delicious spot,
That garden of the happy, where Heaven endures me not?
"The Count Of Griers" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

It's safe to say most of the country missed Shane Minor, but I still pop in his debut/farewell CD in every now and then and rock out.
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