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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROCKY

Melville is an island of more than a mile in circumference, with low, rocky shores.

These form the woods which sweep from rocky shore to topmost hill.

He knew that trouble was knocking at the door of Rocky Springs.

What was more, before he had done with Rocky Springs he would show some of them.

Rocky Springs one morning awoke to find that the old saloon was closed.

With a cathedral in Rocky Springs they would have felt certain of their hereafter.

It was a weakness of the citizens of Rocky Springs to watch others work.

Maybe the narrow life of such a village as Rocky Springs had had its effect.

She was speculating as to what might happen with Fyles stationed here in Rocky Springs.

That, and finding some forgotten hole of a place called Rocky Springs.

WORD ORIGIN

"full of rocks," c.1400, from rock (n.1) + -y (2); "unsteady," 1737, from rock (v.1). Meaning "difficult, hard" is recorded from 1873, and may represent a bit of both.

The Rocky Mountains so called by 1802, translating French Montagnes Rocheuses, first applied to the Canadian Rockies. "The name is not directly self-descriptive but is an approximate translation of the name of the former Native American people here known as the Assiniboin .... The mountains are in fact not noticeably rocky" [Room]. Bright notes that "These Indians were called /assiniipwaan/, lit. 'stone Sioux', by their Cree (Algonkian) neighbors".

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