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rocking horse
▪ An old rocking horse beside the window has given countless rides to the Pages' children and five grandchildren.
▪ Another, smaller, rocking horse is stabled in the bathroom next door.
▪ At the opening party, an excited three-and-a-half-year-old Josh rode the pretty antique red rocking horse in the shop window.
▪ I ride a tiny antique rocking horse.
▪ In one she was dressed in a leotard, black tights and high heels - and sat astride a rocking horse.
▪ Many traditional rocking horse carvers used pine, particularly yellow pine, and sycamore, lime or mahogany can be used successfully.
▪ One woodcarver plans to make a rocking horse to sell in aid of leukaemia research.
▪ The range also includes a rocking horse at £3.50.
rocking horse

n. a child’s toy consisting of a (usually wooden) horse mounted on a rocker or swing

rocking horse

n. a child's plaything consisting of an imitation horse mounted on rockers; the child straddles it and pretends to ride [syn: hobby, hobbyhorse]

Rocking Horse

Rocking Horse is director Yaky Yosha's second feature made in 1978. It was the first film to represent Israel in the Directors’ Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival. It also participated at Locarno, San-Francisco, Chicago and many other international festivals. Rocking Horse received the special judges' award and the best actor award at the Oxford, England, film festival.

Rocking Horse (Kelli Ali album)

Rocking Horse is the third solo album from singer-songwriter Kelli Ali and was released through One Little Indian Records on 24 November 2008 in the United Kingdom.

The album was produced by Max Richter, producer of Vashti Bunyan's album, Lookaftering, composer of The Blue Notebooks and winner of the European Film Academy Award for his score on Waltz with Bashir.

The album has been compared to Goldfrapp's album Seventh Tree.

The album's cover artwork is by Steven Wilson.

Rocking horse (disambiguation)

A rocking horse is a toy made in the shape of a horse with rockers on the bottom of its legs.

Rocking horse or Rockinghorse may also refer to:

  • Rocking Horse, a 1978 film by Yaky Yosha
  • Rockinghorse, a 1992 album by Alannah Myles
  • Rocking Horse (Kelli Ali album), a 2008 album by Kelli Ali
  • "Rocking Horse", a song by Gov't Mule from the album Gov't Mule
    • "Rockin' Horse", a re-recording of "Rocking Horse" by The Allman Brothers Band from the album Hittin' the Note
  • Rocking Horse Studio, an American production company

Usage examples of "rocking horse".

A delicious lass in a purple velvet riding habit occupied the saddle of the wonderful albino rocking horse.

Or I touch him back and forth, both places, and he imitates a rocking horse.

I offered to join him at the Rocking Horse for a drink, and, leaving the pile of leaves he had swept up in the roadway, he shouldered his broom and we went along to the tavern.

Luckily my drum passed as a toy, I was never obliged to play with building blocks, and I was constrained to mount a rocking horse only when an equestrian drummer in a paper helmet was required.