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country rock

noun
1.
a style of popular music combining the features of rock-'n'-roll and country music.
Compare rockabilly.
2.
Geology. the rock surrounding and penetrated by mineral veins or igneous intrusions.
Compare wall rock.
Origin of country rock
1870-1875
1870-75
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  • A thick-waisted chimney of country rock buttressed the long side-wall of peeled logs chinked with mud.

  • Granite is frequently the country rock in which tin is found.

    The A B C of Mining Charles A. Bramble
  • She found that the country rock of his reserve hid unsuspected veins of tenderness, of poesy and of melancholy.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • The country rock lying immediately above the reef is the “hanging wall,” and that immediately below, the “foot wall.”

    Spinifex and Sand David W Carnegie
  • The tin "wash" in question may also contain gold, as the country rock of the neighbourhood is such as gold is usually found in.

    Getting Gold J. C. F. Johnson
  • In many places the upper surface of the country rock beneath the drift has been swept clean of residual clays and other waste.

    The Elements of Geology William Harmon Norton
  • I've been grub-stakin' Jacks for two or three years, and he ain't never yet found anythin' but country rock.

  • The immediate effect must have been to give both intruded rock and country rock greater height and marked ruggedness.

  • One got knocked out entirely for a minute, by a nice piece of country rock in the head.

British Dictionary definitions for country rock

country rock1

noun
1.
the rock surrounding a mineral vein or igneous intrusion

country rock2

noun
1.
a style of rock music influenced by country and western
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