Rock of Gibraltar


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Noun1.Rock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of SpainRock of Gibraltar - location of a colony of the United Kingdom on a limestone promontory at the southern tip of Spain; strategically important because it can control the entrance of ships into the Mediterranean; one of the Pillars of Hercules
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Pillars of Hercules - the two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules
Gibraltarian - a native or inhabitant of Gibraltar
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Such an enterprise would seem almost as hopeful as for Lavater to have scrutinized the wrinkles on the Rock of Gibraltar, or for Gall to have mounted a ladder and manipulated the Dome of the Pantheon.
It was the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, their largest and best boat.
You seem to know everything, so I expect that you know that I met her when she was a passenger and I was first officer of the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR.
Both horses are trained by Pascal Bary, who said: "We knew Rock Of Gibraltar would be hard to beat but there was always a chance that things would go wrong round a tight track like this.
Champion trainer Aidan O'Brien hailed Rock Of Gibraltar as 'a truly great horse' after the colt galloped his way into the history books with a record-breaking seventh consecutive Group One victory in the Netjets Prix du Moulin at Longchamp yesterday.
FIVE rivals stand between Rock Of Gibraltar and racing history when the brilliant miler goes for a sixth straight Group One success in the pounds 265,000 Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow.
ROCK Of Gibraltar (9-1) was a narrow winner of this afternoon's Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
Eagle Mountain is the first Pattern winner sired by Rock Of Gibraltar, the best of all the Danehills, and it seems fitting that he should represent the stable of the man who not only trained the sire, but also bred him, in partnership with his wife, Anne- Marie, and his father-in-law, Joe Crowley.
JOHN Magnier won the first skirmish in the Rock of Gibraltar legal battle yesterday when Sir Alex Ferguson handed over a list of documents about his claim to the stud fees of the champion racehorse.
Let's face it, Alex has watched more football matches than Ulrika Jonsson has observed ceilings, but the great man has never had a favourite for the Breeders' Cup and few owners in history have owned an animal as remarkable as Rock Of Gibraltar.
Although Rock Of Gibraltar may not represent great value an interest on Kyllachy in the King's Stand Stakes can produce a better return.
There are not many occasions when the winner of the Dewhurst takes a walk in the market for the 2,000 Guineas but that was what happened after Rock Of Gibraltar, part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, got up in the dying strides to take victory by the narrowest of margins.