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rock

(Encyclopedia)rock, aggregation of solid matter composed of one or more of the minerals forming the earth's crust. The scientific study of rocks is called petrology. Rocks are commonly divided, according to their o...

Ayers Rock

(Encyclopedia)Ayers Rock, monolith, Australia: alternative name for Uluru. See Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Park. ...

Percé Rock

(Encyclopedia)Percé Rock pĕrsāˈ [key], E Que., Canada, just off the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula. It is a massive rock (1,420 ft/433 m long; c.300 ft/90 m wide; and 290 ft/88 m at the highest point), rising shee...

Little Rock

(Encyclopedia)Little Rock, city (1990 pop. 175,795), state capital and seat of Pulaski co., central Ark., on the Arkansas River; inc. 1831. It is a river port and the administrative, commercial, transportation, and...

Fastnet Rock

(Encyclopedia)Fastnet Rock făstˈnĭt [key], islet, Co. Cork, S Republic of Ireland. Its 160-ft (49-m) lighthouse is near the most southerly point of Ireland. It is the marker for the furthest leg of the Fastnet C...

rock crawler

(Encyclopedia)rock crawler, name applied to the slender, wingless insects of the family Grylloblattidae in the order Orthoptera. They have long antennae and range in length from 1⁄2 to 1 in. (15–30 mm). Rock cr...

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