• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Rocking-horse The figure of a horse, mounted upon rockers, for children to ride.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rocking-horse the figure of a horse, of wood or other material, mounted on rockers for children: a hobby-horse
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. roccian; cf. Dan. rokke, to rock, Ger. rücken, to pull.


In literature:

The horses plunged into the darkness, the earth trembled, and the rock cracked and crumbled.
"Laboulaye's Fairy Book" by Various
There was a large rocking-horse in one corner.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Slone rested his horse before attempting to climb out of that split in the rock.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
They heard the horses beyond the rocks occasionally stamping a hoof and caught a faint murmur of voices.
"The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch" by Edward Stratemeyer
Putting their horses at full speed, they shoot their best arrows at this rock, which they consider great medicine.
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
He was rocking Sunny Boy on his rocking horse, which was as large as a small pony and had real hair in its mane and tail.
"Sunny Boy in the Big City" by Ramy Allison White
Putting his horse to it, the water was barely a foot deep on the rock all the way across to the opposite bank.
"The Rider of Waroona" by Firth Scott
It is a sort of long passage, or cut through the rocks, just about wide enough for a pack horse to pass through easily.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
It might be said symbolically that Americans have a taste for rocking-horses, as they certainly have a taste for rocking-chairs.
"What I Saw in America" by G. K. Chesterton
There was a big wooden rocking-horse, purchased for Frederick, but now belonging to Millicent.
"A Little Maid of Massachusetts Colony" by Alice Turner Curtis
Ralston would have turned back had it not been too late: his horse's feet among the rocks had caused them to look up.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
The two, riding break-neck down over the rocks, regardless of paths or horses' legs, would gladly have killed the man as he ran.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
Terrified, he flattened to the rock wall as a huge, though dangerously agile body hurtled by with the speed of a runaway horse.
"Astounding Stories, February, 1931" by Various
He was trying to shake off the dead arms that clung to his neck, when the horse stopped in a wild spot among the rocks.
"Where Strongest Tide Winds Blew" by Robert McReynolds
The horse had climbed among great boulders and paused beneath an enormous overhanging rock.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Revel leaped down the rock shelf as the horse cantered away.
"The Buttoned Sky" by Geoff St. Reynard
The burghers got their concealed horses from behind the rocks and they started.
"Aletta" by Bertram Mitford
In rocks of deeper strata the fossil bones of other horses are found.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
She felt as safe on the back of a horse as in a rocking-chair.
"The Child's Book of American Biography" by Mary Stoyell Stimpson
The horses will never be able to climb over these rocks.
"Renshaw Fanning's Quest" by Bertram Mitford

In poetry:

On the deep road through the rocks,
As I rode,
I could reach his horse's locks;
Through the echo-hurling rocks,
As I rode.
"The Headless Horseman" by Madison Julius Cawein
She longs among horses and angels,
The rainbow-fish bend in her joys,
Floated the lost cathedral
Chimes of the rocked buoys.
"Ballad Of The Long-Legged Bait" by Dylan Thomas
The scene his war-steel'd nerves could shock,
Seated on mossy stones
The widow, leaning 'gainst a rock,
Wept o'er his horse's bones.
"The Fatal Horse" by William Hayley
Reeled the battle's midward shock—
Charges on the serried square:
As the earthquake tears the rock,
The horse the pausing column tear.
"The Battle-Day, Or, The Lost Army" by Ernest Jones
He was tough as a boot and as wise as a fox;
He kept on the ridges and a-dodgin' the rocks.
I'd trail him till dark and at dawn I'd begin.
Till I got pretty weak and my horses got thin.
"The Ridge-Running Roan" by Curley Fletcher
He thinks upon his youthful pride,
When in his ermined cloak of snow,
Upon his war-horse, stout and staunch—
The cataract-crested avalanche—
He thundered on the rocks below,
With his warriors at his side.
"The Year-King" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

Well, there was slim pickin's in the rock news department other than Neil Young and Crazy Horse Releasing the first song and video off the new CD "Psycedelic Pill" which we will get to tomorrow.
Miki Haines-Sanger: Promoting Rocking Horse clubs.
Star magazine claims that this superstar couple have stocked their three homes with all that their child could want including a rocking horse that set them back $620,000.
Remember when you were kid and you got your first rocking horse .
Die Antwoord, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Andrew Bird, Fitz and the Tantrums rock Golden Gate Park.
1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/rock) with man with beard.
These photos were taken at the Rocking Horse Saloon, The Russian Lady, Up or On the Rocks, and Union Station.
Toy Rocking Horses Recalled November 10, 2010.
Toys for Tots Foundation receives rocking horses from LHS students.
Monday 1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/ rock ) with man with beard.
Monday 1-3pm: we borrowed your horse (indie/rock) with man with beard.
Ryan Johnson's Rocking Horse, 2012.
Photo Matthu Placek, Courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company rocking horse.
A rocking horse is a horse mounted on curved bars on which you can rock by moving gently to and fro.
ROCKING HORSE Bill Brun Longwood, Fl.