mythical bird of victim having huge size and energy
- A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology
- A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology.
from Germanic, "rest". And "stone".
Name Origin: Catalan
Name Gender: Male
big, ferocious bird of fable, 1570s, from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh. Said in Marco Polo's account of Madagascar, contemporary usage is certainly caused by from "Arabian Nights." Thus roc's egg "anything marvelous or prodigious."
- rook [chess]
(n.) A monstrous bird of Arabian mythology.
In deep water the closing mechanism is usually actuated by a screw propeller which begins to work when the line is being hauled in and can be set so as to close the waterbottle in a very few fathoms. A small but heavy water-bottle has been devised by Martin Knudsen, provided with a pressure gauge or bathometer, by which samples may be collected from any moderate depth down to about roc fathoms, on board a vessel going at full speed.