Rocky Mountain locust
Rocky Rock"y, a. 1. Full of, or abounding in, rocks; consisting of rocks; as, a rocky mountain; a rocky shore. [1913 Webster]

2. Like a rock; as, the rocky orb of a shield. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Fig.: Not easily impressed or affected; hard; unfeeling; obdurate; as, a rocky bosom. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Rocky Mountain locust} (Zo["o]l.), the Western locust, or grasshopper. See {Grasshopper}.

{Rocky Mountain sheep}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Bighorn}. [1913 Webster]


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