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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROCK BOTTOM

Pools of water, rock bottom; in fact, rock reservoirs, and fed by springs.

On the floors is a sort of rock bottom of plaster or rude cement.

The rock bottom was cleaned by divers of all bowlders, gravel, etc.

We are at last down to rock bottom and know what is hardy and what is not.

She was lying directly on her side, the decks rising straight up from the rock bottom.

After consultation with Wright he had quoted the firm a rock bottom cash price because he needed the money more than the lumber.

I am a crank on the happiness one gets from the giving of tips—and a half-penny man is the rock bottom of meanness.

There was formerly a considerable depth of earth on the rock bottom, but most of it has been taken out for fertilizer.

Prostrate, he wriggled along the rock bottom in the narrow band of shadow.

It was off the road a ways, of course, because this is a state highway, with a rock bottom.

WORD ORIGIN

"lowest possible," 1884, from noun (1815), from rock (n.1) + bottom (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ROCK BOTTOM

all-time low

nounlowest point
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