living rock


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Noun1.Living rock - usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruitliving rock - usually unbranched usually spineless cactus covered with warty tubercles and having magenta flowers and white or green fruit; resembles the related mescal; northeastern Mexico and southwestern United States
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
Ariocarpus, genus Ariocarpus - slow-growing geophytic cacti; northern and eastern Mexico; southern Texas
2.living rock - highly succulent stemless clump-forming plants with grey-green leaves similar in texture to lumps of granite; South Africa
genus Pleiospilos, Pleiospilos - perennial succulents of South Africa
succulent - a plant adapted to arid conditions and characterized by fleshy water-storing tissues that act as water reservoirs
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A few yards down the passage, in the narrow way hewn out of the living rock, Gagool had paused, and was waiting for us.
At first, all that the somewhat faint light given by the lamp revealed was a room hewn out of the living rock, and apparently not more than ten feet square.
All the Kukuana army could not break through five feet of living rock.
We loitered through dungeon after dungeon, away down into the living rock below the level of the sea, it seemed.
These were down under the castle's foundations, and mainly were small cells hollowed out of the living rock.
Some of the cells carved in the living rock were just behind the face of the precipice, and in each of these an arrow-slit had been pierced outward to the daylight, and so the captive had a thin ray from the blessed sun for his comfort.
As we advanced, the way led from beneath the overhanging cliffs out into a dim light, and then it was that I saw that the trail had been cut from the living rock, and that it ran up along the river's side beyond the rapids.
The Lion lies in his lair in the perpendicular face of a low cliff--for he is carved from the living rock of the cliff.
They had proceeded for a half or three-quarters of a mile when, at a turning of the gorge, Tarzan saw before him a narrow valley cut deep into the living rock of the earth's crust, with lofty mountain ranges bounding it upon the south.
The custom of making houses and tombs in the living rock," says Heeren in his Researches on the Ethiopians, "determined very naturally the principal character of the Nubian Egyptian architecture to the colossal form which it assumed.
Asked if he is the greatest living rock icon, Gallagher, who is about to release a solo album, said: "Others have said it and I do believe they're not f*** wrong.
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