rocking chair

Definitions

  • Rocking-Chair, Towel Rack, and Chair
    Rocking-Chair, Towel Rack, and Chair
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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.”

Usage

In literature:

But to withdraw on account of that you may as well resign yourself to taking exercise no more severe than that afforded by a rocking chair.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
Alice sprang, pale and silent, to the side of her mother, who sat, paralyzed with fright, in her rocking-chair.
"The Bread-winners" by John Hay
The lounge was just turned out from the wall a little, towards it, and opposite stood the round rocking-chair.
"The Other Girls" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
When he was alone, Quincy sank into the capacious rocking chair and fell to thinking.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
She sat in her low nursing-chair slowly rocking to-and-fro the baby in her arms.
"The Measure of a Man" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
She sat by the window in the little white rocking-chair, and read the words over and over again.
"Queen Hildegarde" by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
Then she seated herself in a rocking chair and untied her sunbonnet.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
And soon it seemed to Whitey that Chet had been over-enthusiastic when he said that Felix's back was easy as a rocking-chair.
"Injun and Whitey to the Rescue" by William S. Hart
Esther sat in the rocking-chair and Olive on the sofa.
"The Haunted House" by Walter Hubbell
A rocking and two straight-backed chairs completed the furnishings.
"Bob Chester's Grit" by Frank V. Webster
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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:

In the 1800s several now classic rocking-chair forms appeared, among them the spindle-back Windsor rocker .
The rocking chair duo is back on the North Carolina political airwaves.
A-List: Perfect rocking chair from Room to Dream.
The Woodwright's Shop Continuous Arm Rocking Chair, Part 1 PBS.
The Woodwright's Shop Continuous Arm Rocking Chair, Part 2 PBS.
0The VFW Lady Auxiliary Post 2508 is sitting in rocking chairs to raise money for veteran programs.
The two rocking chairs were donated to the hospital's emergency department.
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.
You may have noticed that some rocking chairs will "walk" forward or move from side to side when you rock in them.
It took at least $200 to sponsor a rocking chair with people coming from as far away as Salisbury and Monroe to rock .
Panda in a rocking chair Pandainarockingchair.
The golden years are no longer meant for the front porch and a rocking chair.
Sylvia Miller is 82, but this Mansfield, Ohio granny is not ready for the 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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