living rock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n living rock highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa
    • n living rock usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Living rock rock in its native or original state or location; rock not quarried.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Living rock rock in its native state or location
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
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    “Oh the wild joys of living! The leaping from rock to rock ... the cool silver shock of the plunge in a pool's living waters.”
  • Camille Paglia
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    “If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.”

Usage

In literature:

We traversed corridors hewn through the living rock.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
The world we live on is a large round ball, made of all kinds of rocks and of earths; and on a great part of it there are seas and lakes.
"The Book of One Syllable" by Esther Bakewell
Some lived in the tents, and others sheltered themselves in the holes of the rocks.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Then the Rocking Horse begged to be allowed to go and live on the Hippogriff's page of the book.
"The Book of Dragons" by Edith Nesbit
The history of the discovery of these living Globigerinae, and of the part which they play in rock-building, is singular enough.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VI (of X)--Great Britain and Ireland IV" by Various
The Special Messenger heard bullets smacking on rocks; heard their dull impact as they struck living bodies; saw them knock men flat.
"Special Messenger" by Robert W. Chambers
Almost on the verge of the steep-to wall of rock was a large and regularly built "humpy," in which Douglas Fraser and Kate lived.
"Tom Gerrard 1904" by Louis Becke
My poor wife lived under her girlhood's name of Marah Rocke.
"Capitola's Peril" by Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth
A storm came and drove their boat on the rocks of the island where Odin and Frigga lived.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
How do you like living on the rock there?
"Hildegarde's Holiday" by Laura E. Richards
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In poetry:

I hunger and I thirst,
Jesu, my manna be;
Ye living waters, burst
Out of the rock for me.
"I Hunger and I Thirst" by John Samuel Bewley Monsell
O living will that shalt endure
When all that seems shall suffer shock,
Rise in the spiritual rock,
Flow thro' our deeds and make them pure,
"In Memoriam 131: O Living Will That Shalt Endure" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
No soul was he to sit on heights
And live with rocks apart and scornful:
Delights of men were his delights,
And common troubles made him mournful.
"Charles Harpur" by Henry Kendall
You are living-warm in the crook of my arm,
You are pearl in the firelight-gleams . . .
Till the blind night rocks with the cannon-shocks
That shatter a thousand dreams.
"The Inn Of A Thousand Dreams" by Gilbert Frankau
Here the living water welleth;
Here the Rock, now smitten, telleth
Of salvation freely giv'n:
This the fount of love and pity,
This the pathway to the city,
This the very gate of Heav'n.
"By the Cross of Jesus Standing" by Horatius Bonar
Part thy blue lips, Northern lake!
Moss-grown rocks, your silence break!
Tell the tale, thou ancient tree!
Thou, too, slide-worn Ossipee!
Speak, and tell us how and when
Lived and died this king of men!
"The Grave" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna rocked lingerie at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models.
Rihanna rocked the lingerie look at Wednesday night's Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models.
NEW YORK—Rihanna rocked the lingerie look at Victoria's Secret fashion show in New York, providing the highlight of the live-music soundtrack and holding her own on the catwalk with some of the world's top models.
When it comes to rock Metallica takes the cake, for without them I wouldn't be sitting behind a microphone playing kick@ss tunes for a living.
If you live inside Dixon, Rock Falls or Sterling, you'll probably never see an industrial wind turbine anywhere near your home.
It often takes hitting rock bottom for addicts to turn their lives around.
Vernon Reid on His New Jazz-Rock Supergroup, Living Colour LP.
Robert Plant & the Band of Joy at Hard Rock Live 4/14.
Singer Adam Duritz (center, front) and Counting Crows will perform Sunday, Nov 4, at Hard Rock Live.
Dan Deacon Plays Live, Rock Shows at Sea, and Your Nightmare Cruise.
This week, Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG gives you the chance to see Carrie Underwood live at Boardwalk Hall by playing Lite Rock Impossible Trivia.
Randy Newman didn't think he'd live to see the day when he would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and yet here he is.
It's only rock'n'roll, but it had a big moment this weekend on Saturday Night Live.
To See Kid Rock Live on New Year's Eve .
Mercury, 1971 Rock's greatest live double LP is an unbeatable testimony to the Allman Brothers' improvisational skills, as well as evidence of how th.
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In science:

Lively (1996) The rock-paper-scissors game and the evolution of alternative male strategies.
Evolutionary game dynamics in phenotype space
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