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.
The Rock of Gibraltar is one of the main sights to see.
In fact, only Rock Of Gibraltar, Invincible Spirit, Sakhee and Kyllachy stand in Britain and Ireland.
SIR Alex Ferguson's losses on Rock Of Gibraltar could top EUR20 MILLION after his bitter row with owner John Magnier, it was claimed yesterday.
And Cockney Rebel will be attempting to emulate Right Tack, Don't Forget Me, Tirol, Rodrigo de Triano and Rock Of Gibraltar by becoming only the sixth colt to complete the Newmarket/Curragh 2,000 Guineas double.
Legend has it that as tong as the Barbary apes roam the Rock of Gibraltar, it will stay under British rule--as it has been since 1783.
The Manchester United manager, who has just emerged from an acrimonious dispute with Coolmore supremo John Magnier over stallion rights for Rock Of Gibraltar, is one of a 12-strong syndicate which owns Gatwick.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to Rock Of Gibraltar, the horse who has given him so much enjoyment over the last two seasons.
Rock Of Gibraltar, who carried Ferguson's red and white colours to a record-breaking seven successive Group One races, has been retired to Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
SIR Alex Ferguson could miss out on a multi-million pound fortune from his star racehorse Rock of Gibraltar.