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Rock of Gibraltar


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Rock of Gibraltar location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
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In literature:

Your heart reminds me of the Rock of Gibraltar!
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The houses are very like those of Gibraltar, and one's memory is rapidly borne back to the "Rock," especially as everything around is Spanish.
"In Eastern Seas" by J. J. Smith
Gibraltar Fruit Boat, 333; Rock of Gibraltar, 333.
"Harper's Young People, 1880 Index" by Various
The Palace Hotel looked like the rock of Gibraltar.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
We had a fine view of the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Story of a Strange Career" by Anonymous
He landed on the rock called, in memory of his name, Gibraltar, April, A.D. 711.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)" by John William Draper
The peninsula on which it stands somewhat resembles the rock of Gibraltar, and could be rendered as formidable.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
The other pillar was the Rock of Gibraltar, which lay still farther ahead.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
The resemblance is even more marked than that of the Rock of Gibraltar to a lion.
"Witch Winnie" by Elizabeth W. Champney
Hence the spectacle her people had witnessed from the top of her rock of Gibraltar.
"Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States" by Raphael Semmes
At nine o'clock, we were directly opposite the Rock of Gibraltar.
"Trenching at Gallipoli" by John Gallishaw
It will stand the severest test, and will prove a veritable Rock of Gibraltar to him in time of anxiety and trouble.
"Successward" by Edward W. Bok
I have said that she impressed me at first sight as being quite capable of nosing the Rock of Gibraltar out of her way.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
As far as guns and fire were concerned they were as safe as if they were defended by the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Indians' Last Fight" by Dennis Collins
West of Camp Douglas, there are still higher elevations, which seem to match Gibraltar rock.
"The Geography of the Region about Devils Lake and the Dalles of the Wisconsin" by Rollin D. Salisbury
On the morning of the 21st, the ship lay in a calm before the rock of Gibraltar.
"Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I" by Karl Ritter von Scherzer
He stood firmly, bravely, then like the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Homesteader" by Oscar Micheaux
It is too bad to see a well-meaning man like that batting his brains out against the rock of Gibraltar, whether suicide is sin or not.
"The Idiot at Home" by John Kendrick Bangs
The rock of Gibraltar couldn't have stood it better.
"Caper-Sauce" by Fanny Fern
We have already looked upon it in the distance from El Hacho, the signal tower on the summit of the Rock of Gibraltar.
"The Mediterranean" by T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths

In news:

Rock of Gibraltar enhanced version Click to enlarge.
2009 Bay Filly Rock of Gibraltar (IRE).
Rock of Gibraltar (IRE), Bay, 1999.
The Rock of Gibraltar Read the Odyssey log.
2009 Chestnut Colt Rock of Gibraltar (IRE).
Coolcullen Times, a 3-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brought the top price of of 155,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July mixed auction.
The Rock of Gibraltar, shown on a huge mosaic panel designed by Hildreth Meière for a Prudential Insurance building, was recently rediscovered and moved to the Newark Museum.
Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger A two-ton, 13 by 11-foot marble mosaic by Hildreth Meiere, depicting Hercules sailing past the Rock of Gibraltar, is being installed just off the Engelhard Court in the Newark Museum.
For six decades, the building with the outline of the Rock of Gibraltar at the top was one of Houston's most familiar landmarks.