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    rocking chair

    He sat on a rocking chair.

    What does `rocking chair' mean in this sentence?

    Please explain it.

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    Re: rocking chair

    Here's a picture of one, just click on the link.




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    Re: rocking chair

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayuda-Tulong View Post
    Here's a picture of one, just click on the link.


    Thank you.

    So, I think, rocking chair = a chair made of wood

    Am I right?


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    Re: rocking chair

    No - compare these two images :

    http://www.pitt.edu/~bookctr/giftsap...ifts/Chair.jpg

    http://www.allthingscedar.com/teak-f...eak_rocker.jpg

    As you will see, the second one has curved bits on its legs. When you sit in the chair, it will tilt backwards and forwards, yet remain in the same spot.

    Gary - did you check your dictionary before asking?

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    Re: rocking chair

    A rocking chair has curved blades on the bottom instead of tradtional "legs." It is designed to that the person sitting in it can rock gently backward and forward while sitting in it. It is quite soothing, especially for a mother holding a baby and trying to soothe it, or for sitting outside on the front porch on a soft summer evening, watching the world go by.



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