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Roc's egg

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Roc's egg a mare's nest
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pers. rukh.

Usage

In literature:

If it had been Aladdin's palace, roc's egg and all, I suppose I could not have been more charmed with the romantic idea of living in it.
"David Copperfield" by Charles Dickens
The little boy thought they looked as if they were roc's eggs, blocks of big ruby eggs.
"Men, Women and Ghosts" by Amy Lowell
And she became at once miserable and discontented because she had not the roc's egg!
"The Secret Power" by Marie Corelli
But I might wish for the roc's egg: there is no way of robbing the bird.
"The Newcomes" by William Makepeace Thackeray
One might have a Roc's egg a la Sindbad for the asking.
"In the Days of My Youth" by Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
He remembered the roc's egg of the legend, and thought he would proceed with caution.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
There we found a roc's egg, equal in size to the one I had seen before.
"Favorite Fairy Tales" by Logan Marshall
Times like these, a lump like a roc's egg would rise in the boy's throat.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
My roc's egg had been the "open sesame" to Mrs Clyde's castle.
"She and I, Volume 1" by John Conroy Hutcheson
And a genuine bit of news is such a roc's egg in these times of scarcity.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
All that misses is a roc's egg, hanging up in the great hall, unless it is there, disguised in a chandelier from Venice.
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
Now that story about the roc's egg grows upon me; indeed it does!
"Miss Muffet's Christmas Party" by Samuel McChord Crothers
Times like these, a lump like a roc's egg would rise in the boy's throat.
"Short Stories of the New America" by Various
Did she hint a longing for the Roc's egg?
"The Beauty" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
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