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Definition of "rock-cut" [rock-cut]

  • Excavated in solid rock, as many cave-tombs in Egypt, Asia Minor, and India. See cave-tomb and rock-temple.

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "rock-cut" in a sentence
  • "This series of paintings takes as its title a scrawl of graffiti on a rock-cut along the Trans Canada Highway near Sudbury."
  • "Hatshepsut, a woman of royal blood, ruled as pharaoh during this period, as did Tutankhamun and the long-lived Rameses the Great, famous for the colossal rock-cut statues he built at Abu Simbel as well as his war against the Hittites of Asia Minor."
  • "Whatever you've seen or heard about Petra, nothing really prepares you for the immense size of the city -- around four square miles, mostly not excavated yet -- and the 800 structures there, from rock-cut tombs to churches, temples and baths to a 3,000-seat amphitheater."