Rock-temple

Definitions

  • East Front of the Rock Temple of Elephanta
    East Front of the Rock Temple of Elephanta
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rock-temple a temple hewn out of the solid rock
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Rock Temple of Kailus at Ellora The Rock Temple of Kailus at Ellora

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roke, roche; prob. Celt., as in Gael. roc, W. rhwg, a projection.

Usage

In literature:

It is a town built on a rock where in oldest days once stood a temple of Baal.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
At the end is a tower mounted on a rock, temples, and rustic bridges; and on each side of the walks, are little labyrinth bowers.
"The Stranger in France" by John Carr
This rock is a promontory on the island of Leucas, upon which was a temple to Apollo.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
The chamber they had before been in was apparently the largest in the temple, but there were several other openings in the rock.
"On the Irrawaddy" by G. A. Henty
Mr Temple nodded in a short business-like way, and taking out his glass, he began to examine the rock as they went along.
"Menhardoc" by George Manville Fenn
The conversation I have described took place in front of the rock-hewn temple.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
There's one consolation, we are scheduled to be on our way home to-morrow, after we've seen this one rock or temple, or whatever it is.
"A Desert Drama Being The Tragedy Of The "Korosko"" by A. Conan Doyle
The heavens blazed with the quick flashing of the lightning, and the temple itself seemed to rock beneath the voice of the thunder.
"Aurelian" by William Ware
Ten miles from Baku, once upon a time, there was a temple over a cleft in the rocks from which gas arises.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
It is near Derr that occurs the most ancient known temple, entirely hewn out of the sandstone rock.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
This St. James's tomb is a little temple built on the side of the rock, singularly graceful.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Her temple struck a sharp rock, and Claudio missed his bride.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878" by Various
The second of these old towns is famous for its rock, and its Temple built into the rock.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
If it did, the finest ornaments ever executed would be the stone chains that hang before certain Indian rock-temples.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
The walls of rock and iron of the Temple alone protected the royal family from a similar fate.
"Maria Antoinette" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
We refer to Hindo Galla, where a unique Buddhist rock-temple may be visited among a wilderness of boulders.
"The Pearl of India" by Maturin M. Ballou
The rock temple at Silsila and a shrine at Jebel Adda are also his.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
We beached this night on the west side close to a temple, cut, as it appeared to me into the solid rock.
"Our Caughnawagas in Egypt" by Louis Jackson
We crossed over to the ancient mosque El-Aksa, also within the temple area, but it was only mildly interesting after the Dome of the Rock.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The rock-hewn temples, palaces and homes of Petra, so well known to travelers, are magnificent in appearance.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
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In poetry:

Forbidden and barbarous rites were shown us,
In rock-hewn Temples and jungle caves,
And the smoke-wreathed home of the dead has known us,
The burning-ghat by the Ganges waves
"Oh, Life, I Have Taken You For My Lover!" by Laurence Hope
He builds his house upon a rock,
Who makes Thy word his hope and trust:
And flood and flame and tempest shock
In vain will rage,—they cannot rock
The steadfast temple of the just.
"A Wise Man--builds upon a Rock" by John Bowring
Hard Rock was "known not to take no shit From nobody," and he had the scars to prove it:
Split purple lips, lumbed ears, welts above
His yellow eyes, and one long scar that cut
Across his temple and plowed through a thick Canopy of kinky hair.
"Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane" by Etheridge Knight

In news:

At the Dome of the Rock on Jerusalem's Tem­ple Mount, cen­turies of Islamic doc­trine have lit­er­ally been carved into the shrine's walls.
Rick Egan The Salt Lake Tribune View from the Burning Man looking toward the "Temple of Juno" at the Burning Man Festival, in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada, Thursday, Aug 30, 2012.
On the road from the temple of rock and roll artifacts.
The tradition of Hindu rock-cut cave temples begins in the early sixth century A.D.
Punk rock is back in the news after the shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.
The ties that bind Stone Temple Pilots to The Garden State come from brothers DiLeo – both born in New Jersey and both grew up along the Jersey Shore before reaching rock stardom.
Sikh temple gunman played in supremacist rock band called End Apathy .
Wade Michael Page, the man accused in the deadly Sikh temple shooting, was lead guitarist for a racist hardcore rock band.
In the background is the Dome of the Rock, known to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif, and to Jews as Temple Mount.
Stone Temple Pilots rocked the crowd in Mohegan Sun Arena on Tuesday, August 31.
Chuck Prophet 's latest album, Temple Beautiful, isn't the first rock & roll homage to San Francisco, but it's the best.
On the surface, Chuck Prophet 's new album, Temple Beautiful, showcases his talent for writing hook-filled rock songs.
The ugly subculture of neo-Nazi punk rock is back in the news after the shooting at a Sikh temple near Milwaukee.
), Double M has new rock as well and Pearl Jam revisit Temple Of The Dog.
It's the first big rock show of the fall Q103 presents Stone Temple Pilots to the Palace Theatre September 11th.
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