Rocky Mountain sheep
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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  • Rocky mountain sheep — Sheep Sheep, n. sing. & pl. [OE. shep, scheep, AS. sc?p, sce[ a]p; akin to OFries. sk?p, LG. & D. schaap, G. schaf, OHG. sc[=a]f, Skr. ch[=a]ga. [root]295. Cf. {Sheepherd}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of ruminants of the genus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rocky Mountain sheep — n. the bighorn sheep of the Rocky Mountains …   English World dictionary

  • Rocky Mountain sheep — noun wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns • Syn: ↑bighorn, ↑bighorn sheep, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain bighorn, ↑Ovis canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑mountain sheep …   Useful english dictionary

  • rocky mountain sheep — snieginis avinas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ovis canadensis angl. American bighorn; bighorn sheep; mountain sheep; rocky mountain sheep vok. Dickhornschaf; Felsengebirgsschaf; Schneeschaf rus.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • Rocky Mountain sheep — noun Etymology: Rocky Mountains, North America Date: 1817 Bighorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Rocky Mountain sheep — Rock′y Moun′tain sheep′ n. mam bighorn • Etymology: 1785–95, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Rocky Mountain sheep — bighorn. [1785 95, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain sheep — noun any wild sheep inhabiting mountainous regions • Hypernyms: ↑wild sheep • Hyponyms: ↑bighorn, ↑bighorn sheep, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain bighorn, ↑Rocky Mountain sheep, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rocky Mountain bighorn — noun wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns • Syn: ↑bighorn, ↑bighorn sheep, ↑cimarron, ↑Rocky Mountain sheep, ↑Ovis canadensis • Hypernyms: ↑mountain sheep …   Useful english dictionary

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