Rocking-chair

Definitions

  • Rocking-Chair, Towel Rack, and Chair
    Rocking-Chair, Towel Rack, and Chair
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rocking-chair A chair mounted on rockers, in which one may rock.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world record for rocking non-stop in a rocking chair is 480 hours held by Dennis Easterling, of Atlanta, Georgia
    • Rocking-chair a chair mounted on rockers
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Quotations

  • Lyndon B. Johnson
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    “We dont propose to sit here in our rocking chair with our hands folded and let the Communists set up any government in the Western Hemisphere.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. roccian; cf. Dan. rokke, to rock, Ger. rücken, to pull.

Usage

In literature:

So if you don't feel just prezactly well, you can sit in the rocking-chair, and I will do it all.
"What Two Children Did" by Charlotte E. Chittenden
Within a few days he was promoted to a rocking-chair on the porch.
"A Daughter of the Dons" by William MacLeod Raine
Carrie did leave her rocking-chair and tried fanning her mother, for she saw she had something to say.
"The Last of the Peterkins" by Lucretia P. Hale
As he rose wearily from the wicker rocking chair beside the empty perambulator, she felt as if he were a stranger.
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
With the exception of one large rocking-chair, kindly donated by a lady of Ringgold, Georgia, boxes served for chairs.
"Memories" by Fannie A. (Mrs.) Beers
Two hours I left Fausta in the rocking-chair, which there the Public had provided for her.
"The Man Without a Country and Other Tales" by Edward E. Hale
Aunt Anna took a rocking-chair beside her.
"The Flower of the Chapdelaines" by George W. Cable
You could hear the solid roar run West along the Wall as his chair was carried rocking through the crowds.
"Puck of Pook's Hill" by Rudyard Kipling
There was a rocking-chair which looked as if it felt too grand for use, and considered itself imposing.
"Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches" by Sarah Orne Jewett
He raved and swore when he wanted to collapse in a chair and rock with nervous laughter.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
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In poetry:

Then he cried "O Mother dear."
And he woke and sat upright,
They were in the rocking chair,
Mother's arms around him—tight.
"A Little Boy's Dream" by Katherine Mansfield
Did child feet patter on the stair?
Did boyhood frolic in the snow?
Did gray age, in her elbow chair,
Knit, rocking to and fro?
"The Homestead" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Knit, knit, knit, knit!
See old white-capped Pussy sit,
Fairly gray with worry and care,
In her little straight-backed rocking-chair?
Knit, knit, knit,
Till she is tired of it!
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
"The wood-folk frolic everywhere,
With all the sky o'erhead,
A swaying bough for rocking-chair,
A hollow trunk for bed.
And yet, for all this woodland joy,
Who would not rather be a boy?"
"October" by Nancy Byrd Turner
. . . The new Moon fine as pearly clip
From Cleopatra's finger-tip;
. . . The ripe Moon vaulting o'er the trees
As ruddy as a Cheddar cheese;
. . . The late Moon, frail and wanly fair,
Relaxed on silver rocking chair. . . .
"Last Look" by Robert W Service
My sociable piazza! I prize thy quiet talk,
When arm in arm with one I love, I tread the accustomed walk;
Or loll within our rocking-chairs, not over nice or wise,
And yield the careless confidence, where heart to heart replies
"My Piazza." by Caroline Howard Gilman

In news:

Bring blankets or lawn chairs, a picnic, and a couple of friends who are ready to rock on Sunday, Aug 12, from 6-8 p.m.
0The VFW Lady Auxiliary Post 2508 is sitting in rocking chairs to raise money for veteran programs.
Marine Esteban Brojas is rocking back and forth in his chair in a rehabilitation center for veterans in Menlo Park, Calif He rubs his hands together so quickly you can hear them.
The two rocking chairs were donated to the hospital's emergency department.
In handmade rocking chairs, and in mass-produced ones as well, beauty is as beauty does.
Students from Rhoem Middle School and the Eleonore Rocks Foundation teamed together to donate $6,100 and two rocking chairs Dec 5 to the South´ west Community Health Foundation.
Here's a rocking chair that generates electricity to charge an iPad.
Protesters marching on Egypt's presidential palace Tuesday night broke through barbed wire around the building and hurled chairs and rocks at retreating police.
But if the chair rocks too far, it tips over and Bennett tumbles to the floor.
He also boldly, if inaccurately, claimed credit for the den, the can opener, the stainless-steel kitchen and the first modern rocking chair.
As the curtain opened on Maycomb County Alabama, it revealed a small girl, sitting in a rocking chair on the porch of her house.
The GT Rocker is a modern rocking chair with a sleek, black metal base, and cushions inspired by 1970s car interiors.
While many seniors today are no longer content to sit in rocking chairs knitting stockings, some seniors do need a "scaled down" version of activities from their younger years.
Birthing/exercise balls, two jacuzzis in the unit, rocking chairs, cordless telemetry fetal monitoring that allows laboring moms to walk while providing continuous monitoring, squatting bars.
Brothers attack 74-year-old stepfather sitting in his rocking chair.
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In science:

But the locution ‘at time t’, and the focus on everyday properties, makes philosophers often choose as their examples observational properties, i.e. properties which can be ascribed “at a glance”: be they “everyday-taxonomic” like ‘is a rock/leaf/chair’ or “purely sensory” like ‘is red/hot’.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
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