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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rock-rabbit a hyrax
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roke, roche; prob. Celt., as in Gael. roc, W. rhwg, a projection.


In literature:

You are swift of foot and cunning, and there are Rabbits among these rocks.
"Indian Why Stories" by Frank Bird Linderman
For him there was little to eat, a rabbit now, a rock-rat then; nature made his swoop like lightning and it never missed its aim.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
I wonder if any one has been to shoot the rabbits on the shag rock.
"The Heir of Redclyffe" by Charlotte M. Yonge
It eats rabbits, rats, snakes, and birds; and lives in rocks and old tumble-down houses.
"Little Men" by Louisa May Alcott
Look, the cliff above is sheer; no rock-rabbit could stand upon it.
"The Wizard" by H. Rider Haggard
Did Rabbits-Eggs rock King?
"Stalky & Co." by Rudyard Kipling
At the foot of the rock a big white rabbit popped up ahead of him, and he gave chase.
"Kazan" by James Oliver Curwood
Rabbits was kilt wid sticks and rocks 'cept when a big snow come.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
When he reached the big rock, he hopped all around it, looking for the entrance to the rabbit burrow, and sniffing the ground expectantly.
"Bumper, The White Rabbit" by George Ethelbert Walsh
Everywhere among the bowlders were whistling rock-rabbits, or conies.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
The driver calls it a "Coney," or "Rock Rabbit.
"Wild Animals at Home" by Ernest Thompson Seton
It's the humour of aasvogels watchin' a shot rock-rabbit kick.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Behind a low rock the thick grass was downpressed as though some huge rabbit had been huddled there.
"The Roof Tree" by Charles Neville Buck
Down the steep slope they went over the tufted grass and rocks like bounding jack-rabbits.
"The Frontier Boys in the Sierras" by Wyn Roosevelt
Once Ruddy caught the odor of a rabbit which had leaped across the road to get a drink of water from a spring that bubbled up under a rock.
"Rick and Ruddy" by Howard R. Garis
Had the rock-rabbits ventured forth again?
"The Young Yagers" by Mayne Reid
Here and there rock-rabbits darted from ledge to ledge.
"Lodges in the Wilderness" by William Charles Scully
Panther, I think, peopled them with rock rabbits.
"Aileen Aroon, A Memoir" by Gordon Stables
They managed to make several good bags of rock rabbits, nevertheless.
"Wild Adventures in Wild Places" by Gordon Stables
We saw many rabbits dodging among the rocks, and gulls and cormorants in quantities.
"The Cruise of the 'Alerte'" by E. F. Knight

In news:

Grace Slick, of psychedelic rock fame, at the Wentworth Gallery with Mad Hatter-attired fan John Jacobs and her White Rabbit artwork.
The hard rocking Frightened Rabbits brought the sounds from their 2012 release, "State Hospital", all the way from Scotland to our studios for this blistering in-studio performance.
After rocking through sets from Stardeath and White Dwarfs, the Ettes, White Rabbits, Minus the Bear and Dead Weather, the crowd welcomed the Lips' arrival on Sandstone 's stage at Capitol Federal Park.
8 White Rabbit was a trippy rock roll bolero written by Airplane.
This rabbit sculpture, bolted to a rock at Kendrick Park in Amherst as part of a play structure, vanished last week and is presumed stolen COURTESY LEE HUTT Purchase photo reprints at PhotoExtra.
With Reilly onboard, "we went down the punk-rock rabbit hole and made this movie," she says.
USA Today calls Scotland's Frightened Rabbit a "must-see act" and we'll get a chance to experience their anthemic, stadium-sized rock when they join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.