rock around

rock around

To sway, tilt, or shake back and forth, side to side. The suspension on my uncle's old truck was totally shot, so we just kept rocking around as drove through the bumpy back roads on his land. The ship rocked around as the storm hammered it with waves and heavy winds.
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rock around

to tilt or totter about. The boat rocked around, tossing the passengers to and fro. The road was bumpy and the huge car rocked around.
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At half past five he happened to turn around, and "beheld the glorious spectacle of the Matterhorn, just touched by the rosy-fingered morning, and looking like a huge pyramid of fire rising out of the barren ocean of ice and rock around it." Then the Breithorn and the Dent Blanche caught the radiant glow; but "the intervening mass of Monte Rosa made it necessary for us to climb many long hours before we could hope to see the sun himself, yet the whole air soon grew warmer after the splendid birth of the day."
The two had just turned a projecting rock around which the trail ran when they were brought to a sudden stop.
She's back at the Theatre Royal with the musical Rock Around The Clock - the same venue where she had to pull out of panto just months ago after hearing devastating news about a friend.
A Coastguard spokesman said: "There was a lot of loose rock around and some of it fell on to the boy which made him fall.
The Rock Around the Clock star had to disguise his face behind a hat and dark glasses to slip past the throng, after performing to more than 5,000 screaming fans at the Gaumont Theatre.
Johnny Grande, an original member of Bill Haley and His Comets who played piano on their hit "Rock Around the Clock," died June 3 in Clarksville, Tenn.
Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley and the Comets: This mega smash made the UK charts five separate times in the 1950s.
And our biggest-ever single is Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & His Comets.
AS singer and guitarist with Buffalo Tom, Bill Janovitz helped to virtually invent American alternative college guitar rock around a dozen years ago.
He said: "The journey is more uncomfortable because the older trains rock around more and have notoriously-bad air conditioning.
They theorized that a previously unrecognized force -- acting over distances of tens to thousands of meters -- had altered the attraction between the gravity meter and the rock around the shaft.
rock!" Sixty-three years ago today - on April 12, 1954 - Bill Haley recorded a modest ditty titled Rock Around The Clock.
It was the start of global super-stardom and the band have gone on to fly the flag for British indie rock around the world with their breathless performances and giddy, revivalist indie incarnations.
Former Emmerdale actress Roxanne, who took the lead role in the Theatre's last pantomime, Cinderella, is donning her dancing shoes for 50s blockbusting dance show Rock Around the Clock.