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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROCKS

We found they had left, and there was no water on the rocks.

Nothing showed on the rocks, nothing showed on the face of the cliff.

There was no sign of the body of Andrew Lanning among the rocks.

There was no trace of the body in the waters, no drop of blood on the rocks.

Among these rocks, now, he would stand no chance with Sally.

Then he tossed his tin dishes away and they fell clattering on the rocks.

Gone is the mass of the mountains, the stoniness of rocks, the hard solidity of iron.

The waves are whirling their boat past the rocks into the shallows.

If we do not veer we will be upon the rocks within the hour.

The rocks in that place when struck give out a pleasant sound.

WORD ORIGIN

plural of rock (n.1). Meaning "ice cubes" is from 1946; slang meaning "testicles" is first recorded in phrase get (one's) rocks off "achieve intense satisfaction." On the rocks "ruined" is from 1889, figurative use of the expression with reference to ships (by 1735).

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