rockers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rockers originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers
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Quotations

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    “I'm saving that rocker for the day when I feel as old as I really am.”

Idioms

Off your rocker - (UK) Someone who is off their rocker is crazy.
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Usage

In literature:

I dug out the earth, another carried it, and a third washed it in the rocker.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
There shouldn't be any rocker.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
To the right, in the foreground, three men are working a long-tom, which, in point of time, followed the rocker.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
Five rockers worked by half-breed Canadians.
"Handbook to the new Gold-fields" by R. M. Ballantyne
There was even an effect of state about her as she settled herself in her special rocker.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
There was no one in the room but the occupant of the rude box on rockers which served as cradle.
"His "Day In Court"" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
If he aint a cradle, what's he got rockers on for?
"Incidents of the War: Humorous, Pathetic, and Descriptive" by Alf Burnett
The cradle resembles those of modern date, and is upon rockers.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 107, September, 1866" by Various
This tool is called a "Bercier," or "rocker.
"The Building of a Book" by Various
Sometimes they sat in the big rocker, that would hold both, and they would divide the cat between them and sing to her.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
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In poetry:

Do you want to peep into Bedlam Town?
Then come with me, when the day swings down,
Into the cradle, whose rockers rim,
Some people call the horizon dim.
"Bedlam Town" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Her blowing winds but keep the rockers swinging,
And deepen slumber in the shut blue eyes,
And the shrill cadences of her high singing
Are to the babe but wonted lullabies.
"By The Cradle" by Susan Coolidge
No more by the rhythm of slow-moving rocker,
Their sweet dreamy fancies are fostered and fed;
No more to low singing the cradle goes swinging—
The child of this era is put into bed.
"The Old Wooden Cradle" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
There the ways of things are very absurd;
For a bobolink, or a yellow bird,
Comes of its own accord, and sits
On every knitting-needle that knits,
And pipes and sings,
As the rocker swings.
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
With them 'tis hurry-scurry and play,
Or sleep in a round coil half the day;
While, creakety-creak, the rockers go,
And the mittens grow, and grow, and grow,
So shapely and fast--
They are done at last!
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Canadian alt-rockers Nickelback will promote their upcoming album, "Here and Now," with a half-time performance at the Detroit Lions' Thanksgiving Day game against the Green Bay Packers on Nov 24.
Rocker Gary Glitter arrested in.
While in town for a show at First Ave, Rhode Island alt-country rockers Deer Tick stop by The Current for an in-studio performance.
A seminal Bronx rocker, inspiration for Lou Reed and Springsteen, is coming back to his roots.
Canadian folk-rocker Kathleen Edwards will return with her fifth album, Voyageur, on January 17th.
Fundraiser for MOCA featuring brewmasters, stewmasters, rockers.
Southern rocker and country star Zac Brown is known for more than his music.
Parents, rockers electrify kids' music.
On Tuesday, shock rocker Ted Nugent added to provocative comments he made at last weekend's NRA convention.
Country rocker Eric Church thrills nearly 9,000 (gallery).
Rocker's Son To Face The Music .
Cult rocker Tav Falco comes to the Ogden Museum October 4, 5, 6.
While countless similar projects have failed to come to fruition, it seems that a film biography of Janis Joplin may finally get made with Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda as the late bisexual rocker, reports Deadline.
The ex-Twin Cities rocker caps a revival of his landmark 1992 Sugar album with a.
Rockers Speak Out Against North Carolina's Amendment One.
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In science:

Fromherz, C. R¨ocker, D. R¨upper, Faraday Discuss.
Amphiphilic Membranes
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