Rock, (fr. rocher): us generally borne proper, and issuing from the base of the shield: it only occurs in comparatively late coats of arms, and is chiefly found in Scotch examples. It must not be confused with the roc or chess rook which occurs in the older arms.
Argent, a castle triple towered and embattled sable, masoned of the first and topped with three fanes gules, windows and portcullis shut of the last situated on a rock proper--Burgh of EDINBURGH.
Argent, a fesse gules between three rocks sable--SWANTON.
Argent, on a bend sable three rocks of the field--BONERY.
Azure, a sea in base, in it a rock proper, on which stands a lion rampant argent gorged with an open crown or--M'DOWALL, Scotland, 1604.
Per fesse wavy argent and sable; in base three fleurs-de-lis argent; in chief the Rock of Gibraltar surrounded by fortifications and the sea proper; on a canton gules a sword erect proper, hilt and pomel or, entwined with a palm branch--CURTIS, co. Hants. [Baronetcy 1784.]