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Rock vs. Spilite — What's the Difference?

Rock vs. Spilite — What's the Difference?

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Rock

The solid mineral material forming part of the surface of the earth and other similar planets, exposed on the surface or underlying the soil
A piece of rock
A spectacular rock arch
The beds of rock are slightly tilted
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Spilite

Spilite (from Greek: σπιλάς) is a fine-grained igneous rock, resulting particularly from alteration of oceanic basalt. The term was introduced into the geological literature by Alexandre Brongniart in 1827.
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Rock

A large piece of rock which has become detached from a cliff or mountain; a boulder
The stream flowed through a jumble of rocks
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Spilite

(geology) a very fine-grained igneous rock, resembling an altered basalt, containing feldspar together with chlorite, calcite, and epidote etc.
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Rock

Used to refer to someone or something that is extremely strong, reliable, or hard
The Irish scrum has been as solid as a rock
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Rock

Money.
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Rock

Rock music
The store plays a peculiar blend of 70s and 80s rock
A rock concert
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Rock

A gentle movement to and fro or from side to side
She placed the baby in the cot and gave it a rock
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Rock

Move gently to and fro or from side to side
The vase rocked back and forth on its base
She rocked the baby in her arms
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Rock

Dance to or play rock music
He looked a totally different man and ready to rock
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Rock

Wear (a garment) or affect (an attitude or style), especially in a confident or flamboyant way
She was rocking a clingy little leopard-skin number
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Rock

Relatively hard, naturally formed mineral or petrified matter; stone.
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Rock

A relatively small piece or fragment of such material.
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Rock

A relatively large body of such material, as a cliff or peak.
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Rock

A naturally formed aggregate of mineral matter constituting a significant part of the earth's crust.
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Rock

One that is similar to or suggestive of a mass of stone in stability, firmness, or dependability
The family has been his rock during this difficult time.
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Rock

Rocks(Slang) Money.
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Rock

(Slang) A large gem, especially a diamond.
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Rock

(Slang) Crack cocaine.
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Rock

A varicolored stick candy.
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Rock

Rock candy.
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Rock

A rocking motion.
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Rock

The act of rocking.
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Rock

(Music) A form of popular music characterized by electronically amplified instrumentation, a heavily accented beat, and relatively simple phrase structure. Originating in the United States in the 1950s, rock incorporates a variety of musical styles, especially rhythm and blues, country music, and gospel. Also called rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll.
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Rock

To move back and forth or from side to side, especially gently or rhythmically.
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Rock

To sway violently, as from a blow or shock.
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Rock

To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker. Used of ores.
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Rock

(Music) To play or dance to rock music.
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Rock

(Slang) To be excellent or outstanding. Used in exclamations of approval.
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Rock

To move (a child, for example) back and forth or from side to side, especially in order to soothe or lull to sleep.
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Rock

To cause to shake or sway violently.
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Rock

To disturb the mental or emotional equilibrium of; upset
News of the scandal rocked the town.
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Rock

To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
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Rock

To wash or pan (ore) in a cradle or rocker.
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Rock

In mezzotint engraving, to roughen (a metal plate) with a rocker or roulette.
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Rock

(Slang) To exhibit, display, or use with flair
The actor rocked a pair of diamond-studded sunglasses at the movie premiere.
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Rock

A formation of minerals, specifically:
Mar 18, 2023

Rock

(uncountable) The naturally occurring aggregate of solid mineral matter that constitutes a significant part of the earth's crust.
The face of the cliff is solid rock.
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Rock

A mass of stone projecting out of the ground or water.
The ship crashed on the rocks.
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Rock

(chiefly British) A boulder or large stone; or a smaller stone; a pebble.
Some fool has thrown a rock through my window.
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Rock

(geology) Any natural material with a distinctive composition of minerals.
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Rock

(slang) A precious stone or gem, especially a diamond.
Look at the size of that rock on her finger!
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Rock

A large hill or island having no vegetation.
Pearl Rock near Cape Cod is so named because the morning sun makes it gleam like a pearl.
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Rock

(figuratively) Something that is strong, stable, and dependable; a person who provides security or support to another.
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Rock

A lump or cube of ice.
I'll have a whisky on the rocks, please.
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Rock

A type of confectionery made from sugar in the shape of a stick, traditionally having some text running through its length.
While we're in Brighton, let's get a stick of rock!
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Rock

A crystallized lump of crack cocaine.
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Rock

An unintelligent person, especially one who repeats mistakes.
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Rock

An Afrikaner.
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Rock

An extremely conservative player who is willing to play only the very strongest hands.
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Rock

Any of several fish:
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Rock

The striped bass.
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Rock

The huss or rock salmon.
We ordered rock and chips to take away.
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Rock

A basketball.
Yo homie, pass the rock!
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Rock

A mistake.
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Rock

(curling) stone.
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Rock

(rock paper scissors) A closed hand (a handshape resembling a rock), that beats scissors and loses to paper. It beats lizard and loses to Spock in rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock.
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Rock

A cricket ball, especially a new one that has not been softened by use
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Rock

A crystal used to control the radio frequency.
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Rock

An act of rocking; a rocking motion; a sway.
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Rock

A style of music characterized by basic drum-beat, generally 4/4 riffs, based on (usually electric) guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals.
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Rock

(countable) Distaff.
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Rock

(uncountable) The flax or wool on a distaff.
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Rock

To move gently back and forth.
Rock the baby to sleep.
The empty swing rocked back and forth in the wind.
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Rock

(transitive) To cause to shake or sway violently.
Don't rock the boat.
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Rock

(intransitive) To sway or tilt violently back and forth.
The boat rocked at anchor.
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Rock

To be washed and panned in a cradle or in a rocker.
The ores had been rocked and laid out for inspection.
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Rock

(transitive) To disturb the emotional equilibrium of; to distress; to greatly impact (most often positively).
Downing Street has been rocked by yet another sex scandal.
She rocked my world.
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Rock

(intransitive) To do well or to be operating at high efficiency.
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Rock

To be cool.
That band rocks!
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Rock

To make love to or have sex with.
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Rock

(intransitive) To sway one's body as a stim.
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Rock

(intransitive) To play, perform, or enjoy rock music, especially with a lot of skill or energy.
Let's rock!
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Rock

To be very favourable or skilful; excel; be fantastic.
Chocolate rocks.
My holidays in Ibiza rocked! I can't wait to go back.
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Rock

(transitive) To thrill or excite, especially with rock music.
Let's rock this joint!
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Rock

(transitive) To do something with excitement yet skillfully.
I need to rock a piss.
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Rock

(transitive) To wear (a piece of clothing, outfit etc.) successfully or with style; to carry off (a particular look, style).
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Rock

See Roc.
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Rock

A distaff used in spinning; the staff or frame about which flax is arranged, and from which the thread is drawn in spinning.
Sad Clotho held the rocke, the whiles the threadBy grisly Lachesis was spun with pain,That cruel Atropos eftsoon undid.
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Rock

A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See Stone.
Come one, come all! this rock shall flyFrom its firm base as soon as I.
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Rock

Any natural deposit forming a part of the earth's crust, whether consolidated or not, including sand, earth, clay, etc., when in natural beds.
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Rock

That which resembles a rock in firmness; a defense; a support; a refuge.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress.
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Rock

Fig.: Anything which causes a disaster or wreck resembling the wreck of a vessel upon a rock.
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Rock

The striped bass. See under Bass.
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Rock

To cause to sway backward and forward, as a body resting on a support beneath; as, to rock a cradle or chair; to cause to vibrate; to cause to reel or totter.
A rising earthquake rocked the ground.
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Rock

To move as in a cradle; hence, to put to sleep by rocking; to still; to quiet.
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Rock

To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
The rocking townSupplants their footsteps.
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Rock

To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
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Rock

A lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter;
He threw a rock at me
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Rock

Material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust;
That mountain is solid rock
Stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries
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Rock

United States gynecologist and devout Catholic who conducted the first clinical trials of the oral contraceptive pill (1890-1984)
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Rock

(figurative) someone who is strong and stable and dependable;
He was her rock during the crisis
Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church
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Rock

Hard stick bright-colored stick candy typically peppermint flavored
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Rock

A genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western;
Rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll.
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Rock

Pitching dangerously to one side
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Rock

Move back and forth or sideways;
The ship was rocking
The tall building swayed
She rocked back and forth on her feet
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Rock

Cause to move back and forth;
Rock the cradle
Rock the baby
The wind swayed the trees gently
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