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Definitions of Rockwork

  1. Stonework in which the surface is left broken and rough. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. (arch.) Masonry in imitation of masses of rock: (hort.) a pile of earth covered with stcnes with plants growing between. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for Rockwork

  1. It was rapture to take a carriage, and drive, not to the cemetery, not to the public library, not to the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association, or the grain elevators, or the new park just tricked out with rockwork and sprigs of evergreen,- not to any of the charming resorts of our own cities, but as in Europe to the churches, the churches of a pitiless superstition, the churches with their atrocious pictures and statues, their lingering smell of the morning's incense, their confessionals, their fee- taking sacristans, their worshippers dropped here and there upon their knees about the aisles and saying their prayers with shut or wandering eyes according as they were old women or young! – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  2. The weakened frame had been replaced, but others needed strengthening and the rockwork must be built up among the timbers. – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss