Definition of Rockwork

1. n. Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough.



Definition of Rockwork

1. Noun. Ornamental work done with rocks, as for example around a pond. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rockwork

1. a natural mass of rocks [n -S]

Medical Definition of Rockwork

1. 1. Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough. 2. A rockery. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rockwork

rockshaft
rockshafts
rockslide
rockslides
rockstar
rockstardom
rockstars
rocksteady
rocksucker
rocksuckers
rockumentaries
rockumentary
rockweed
rockweeds
rockwood
rockwork (current term)
rockworks
rocky
rocky mountain spotted fever
rocky road
rocoa
rococo
rococos
rocoto
rocotos
rocquet
rocquets
rocs
rocuronium
rod

Literary usage of Rockwork

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1. The Book of the Garden by Charles McIntosh (1853)
"rockwork is a department in ornamental gardening too much neglected. ... An excellent specimen of rockwork was erected some years ago in the grounds at the ..."

2. Ornamental Gardening for Americans: A Treatise on Beautifying Homes, Rural by Elias A. Long (1899)
"rockwork. That there is a general love for the rough picturesque- ness of ... The effectiveness of rockwork depends largely upon the manner in which it is ..."

3. Garden Planning by William Snow Rogers (1911)
"I would even advocate the placing, at one or more spots, of an island of rockwork in or near the centre of a specially contrived expansion of the path. ..."

4. Rural Affairs by John Jacob Thomas (1875)
"We may add the three essential requisites of artificial rockwork, namely: avoiding level ground, always select, in the first place, a hillside or an ..."

5. Alpine Flowers for English Gardens by William Robinson (1870)
"... without any of the pretensions of the ordinary rockwork ; one of these will give much greater satisfaction than many an ugly and extensive mass, ..."

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