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Wu Ting
How would you explain ‘Rock of Ages’ in the context? Mother and I met the important friends in a restaurant. Waitresses in long, striped skirts brought carts of rainbow-colored juices: pomegranate, pineapple, guayabana. The Important Friends paid no attention to the pretty juices, discussing the federal investment plan and why the Revolution will fail. Mother wore her smartest silk chiffon, a blue helmet hat, and ear drops. Her son wore a dress coat too tight and short. Mr. P. T. Cash wore his Glenurquhart plaid suit and nervous expression, introducing Mother as his niece visiting for the year. The friends were oil men with oiled hair and one old doctor named Villaseñor. His wife, a Rock of Ages in high lace collar and pince-nez. All gringos except the doctor and wife. How would you explain ‘Rock of Ages’ in the second to last sentence? Thanks!
Feb 6, 2014 2:41 PM
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This appears to be a very old term for a middle aged woman. That is, she is at least 30 years old. This seems to be from the 1920's or earlier. I had never heard this term before, and I would not advise using it.
February 6, 2014
Wu Ting
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French
Learning Language
English