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*(rock) bottom

the lowest point or level. (*Typically: be at ~; hit ~; reach ~.) The value of the goods is at rock bottom right now. Prices have reached rock bottom. When my life hit bottom, I gradually began to feel much better.

bottom

1. n. the buttocks. My bottom is sore from sitting too long.
2. n. the second half of a baseball inning. Wilbur hit a double-bagger in the bottom of the second.
3. tv. to drink something to the bottom. He bottomed the beer and ordered another one.
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The Englishman slid to the bottom of the canoe as a bullet whizzed above him.
He died two years afterwards, still raving about the treasures that lie at the bottom of the sea.
Why, yes; the lower bottom unscrews," said the Tin Woodman.
I think that he had never been entirely recon-ciled to the heathenish invention which I called a sail, and that down in the bottom of his heart he believed that the paddlers would eventually overhaul us; but now he couldn't praise it enough.
Weak from terror, Rokoff sank shuddering into the bottom of the dugout.
A thin stream of blackish, dry particles filtered slowly through the tiny aperture into the bottom of the cup.
If he begins to shoot," he cautioned, "get down in the bottom and steer from there, so that nothing more than your hand will be exposed.
Dorothy got in, Toto in her arms, and sat on the bottom of the boat just in front of the mast.
You see, you only want the bottoms of the pants to show.
No country is so wild and difficult but men will make it a theater of war; concealed in the forest at the bottom of that military rat-trap, in which half a hundred men in possession of the exits might have starved an army to submission, lay five regiments of Federal infantry.
Just now she was tossing on the bosom of a big ocean, with nothing to keep her afloat but a miserable wooden hen-coop that had a plank bottom and slatted sides, through which the water constantly splashed and wetted her through to the skin
All the hurrahs, carried upward upon the sonorous waves of the immense acoustic tube, arrived with the sound of thunder at its mouth; and the multitude ranged round Stones Hill heartily united their shouts with those of the ten revelers hidden from view at the bottom of the gigantic Columbiad.
At this moment the bottom of the projectile deviated somewhat from the lunar surface, in order to follow the slightly lengthened elliptical orbit.
These latter circumstances were observed in the Bay of Valparaiso during the earthquake of 1822; they may, I think, be accounted for, by the disturbance of the mud at the bottom of the sea containing organic matter in decay.
In warm evenings I frequently sat in the boat playing the flute, and saw the perch, which I seem to have charmed, hovering around me, and the moon travelling over the ribbed bottom, which was strewed with the wrecks of the forest.