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Plymouth Rock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Plymouth Rock an American breed of domestic fowl
    • n Plymouth Rock a boulder in Plymouth supposed to be where the Pilgrims disembarked from the Mayflower
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Quotations

  • William M. Evarts
    William M. Evarts
    “The pious ones of Plymouth who, reaching the Rock, first fell upon their own knees and then upon the aborigines.”

Usage

In literature:

About a month after leaving Plymouth, we came in sight of the Rock of Gibraltar, and brought up in the bay.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The shadow of Plymouth Rock is over us all.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
We crossed our best common hens with Plymouth Rock stock, paying a good price.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 3, January 19, 1884." by Various
Many years ago, close under the shadow of old Plymouth Rock, there was born one day a fair-skinned, blue-eyed baby.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
Plymouth Rock, Old, a Convention wrecked on, 45.
"The Biglow Papers" by James Russell Lowell
So long as a piece of Plymouth Rock remains big enough to make a gun-flint.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Some of our ancestors landed at Jamestown, some at Plymouth Rock, and some at Castle Garden.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
I know Hilda will want to see Plymouth Rock.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
That the Mayflower had landed our fathers on Plymouth Rock.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
After the big pageant at Plymouth Rock, it would take a good deal of nerve to try to imitate it.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
Every landing dock is Plymouth Rock to them.
"One Way Out" by William Carleton
On Friday, December 22, 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers landed at Plymouth Rock.
"Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia" by Various
They will never hold the place that the Plymouth Rocks hold.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
In Plymouth Sound is a bold pyramidal rock, the Isle of St. Nicholas, which is a formidable fortress.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The pole holding up the banner was surmounted by a fragment of Plymouth Rock.
"The Story of Chautauqua" by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
The principal commercial types of this general purpose group are Plymouth Rocks, Wyandottes and Rhode Island Reds.
"A Living from the Land" by William B. Duryee
Both black and white specimens came often in the early flocks of Barred Plymouth Rocks.
"Our Domestic Birds" by John H. Robinson
He traces his lineage to ancestors who came across in the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
Within sixteen years some of them landed at Plymouth Rock, and things began to happen on this side.
"The Greatest English Classic" by Cleland Boyd McAfee
If he had never committed murder, it was for lack of opportunity; and Sonora is a long travel from Plymouth Rock.
"Pony Tracks" by Frederic Remington
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In poetry:

"I'm glad that things are different now--
'T would give me quite a shock
To see our dinner-table look
As bare as Plymouth Rock.
"November" by Nancy Byrd Turner
With that Winstanley went his way,
And left the rock renowned,
And summer and winter his pilot star
Hung bright o’er Plymouth Sound.
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
At Plymouth Rock a handful of brave souls,
Full-armed in faith, erected home and shrine,
And flourished where the wild Atlantic rolls
Its pyramids of brine.
"Arms And The Man - The New England Group" by James Barron Hope
Unfurl your blood-red flags, you murderous hags,
You petroleuses of Paris, fierce and foamy;
We'll sell our stock in Plymouth's blasted rock,
Pull up our stakes and migrate to Dahomey!
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Much he adores that Pilgrim flock,
The same that split old Plymouth rock,
Their "Bay Psalm" when they tried to sing.
Devoid of metre, sense, and tune,
Who but a Puritanic loon
Could have devised the thing?
"The Antiquarian" by Hattie Howard
Away far out on the gulf of years—
Misty and faint and white
Through the fogs of wrong—a sail appears,
And the Mayflower heaves in sight,
And drifts again, with its little flock
Of a hundred souls, on Plymouth Rock.
"Liberty" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

According to legend and many historians, the first clambakes originated with the native Americans, long before the founding fathers set foot on Plymouth Rock.
We begin our history books with Plymouth Rock.
Hardly four months after the Mayflower reached Plymouth Rock the previous November, you still struggle for food, shelter, and survival in the state of nature.
The Pilgrims First Landing Spot Wasn't Plymouth Rock .
I was hanging in Plymouth today – wait wait, one town, two spellings and big replica of ship called Mayflower and a small rock that says 1620 on it.
Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation (Lawyers Weekly No 11-102-12).
A neighbor to the Plymouth Rock Golf Course on 7B Road woke up early Sunday morning to go fishing and heard yelling coming from the golf course.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it makes me think of my ancestor, William Bradford and the pilgrims of Plymouth Rock.
Plymouth Rock Assurance Corporation (Lawyers Weekly No 11-102-12).
Hardly four months after the Mayflower reached Plymouth Rock the previous November, you still struggle for food, shelter and survival in the state of nature.
The Agawam Gators after winning the Plymouth Rock Baseball Classic.
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.
Since the day Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, white Christians have considered themselves the home team in American politics.
The Town of Rochester, Massachusetts was first settled shortly after the Pilgrims landed at nearby Plymouth Rock in 1638.
Did the Pilgrims Really Land on Plymouth Rock and More Questisons From our Readers.
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In science:

Plymouth Rock, and the Golden Rule is now reserved for cast members of The Music Man.
Astrophysics in 2005
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