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.
all right, as firm as the Rock of Gibraltar. No; they had no Ward
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. From the first day I met her, she was the only woman to me.
The master of Ballydoyle currently tops the trainers' table having saddled 13 winners for over pounds 2.3million in prize money on this side of the Irish Sea, with Rock Of Gibraltar himself making a valuable contribution.
The master of Ballydoyle currently tops the trainers' table having saddled 13 winners for over pounds 2.3m in prize money on this side of the Irish Sea, with Rock Of Gibraltar himself making a valuable contribution.
The trio were able to buy the dam, Offshore Boom, for only Ir11,000gns at Goffs in November 1997, and Rock Of Gibraltar was the product of the first mating they devised for her.
Manchester United boss Ferguson and Magnier fell out over racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.
Rock Of Gibraltar produced a fantastic burst of speed in the straight, but had given away too much ground and eventually had to settle for second as French rider Thiery Thuillez got a dream run up the rails on Domedriver.
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.
ROCK OF GIBRALTAR can make his own piece of racing history by winning hissixth consecutive Group One contest at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow.
ROCK Of Gibraltar (9-1) was a narrow winner of this afternoon's Sagitta 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.