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roach:

see cockroachcockroach
or roach,
name applied to some 4,600 species of flat-bodied, oval insects in the order Blattodea. Cockroaches have long antennae, long legs adapted to running, and a flat extension of the upper body wall that conceals the head. They range from 1-4 in. to 3 in.
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roach

[rōch]
(invertebrate zoology)
An insect of the family Blattidae; the body is wide and flat, the anterior part of the thorax projects over the head, and antennae are long and filiform, with many segments. Also known as cockroach.

roach

1
1. a European freshwater cyprinid food fish, Rutilus rutilus, having a deep compressed body and reddish ventral and tail fins
2. any of various similar fishes

roach

2
1. short for cockroach
2. Slang the butt of a cannabis cigarette

roach

3 Nautical
1. the amount by which the leech of a fore-and-aft sail projects beyond an imaginary straight line between the clew and the head
2. the curve at the foot of a square sail

roach

(jargon)
A Bell Labs term meaning destroy, especially of a data structure. Hardware gets toasted or fried, software gets roached.

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The court heard how Roach spent PS400 on "lager, cider and shorts" in Cardiff city centre bars before the attack took place in the early hours of August 6 last year.
Ms Lewis managed to escape as police arrived and Tasered Roach.
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Photo 1 : The most common way of tying on a roach is by using cotton shoe laces, (see Photos 8-11) This young dancer has one shoelace which comes from the roach spreader, through the braid hole in the roach base, around both sides of his head, then ties beneath his jaw.
Steven Kirman, principal communications officer at the Environment Agency, said a restocKing operation was performed every couple of years by taKing roach from Wilton ParK LaKe.
Schal imagines the glucose aversion arising from scenarios such as a chance mating with some as-yet-unidentified roach species that doesn't eat glucose.
And if a shooter were to take hostages for an extended period of time, Roach acknowledges, the security team would take second seat to local police agencies.
He has made farce a specialty by giving actors room to craft absurd, heightened situations that Roach enjoys stretching toward calamity - like slow-motion train wrecks.
But Roach was snared after she managed to write down his car registration with lipstick in the wake of the attack.
After deliberating for part of Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, the jury found in favor of Roach and rejected claims brought by Gregorio Asuncion and his wife, Allyson, in a lawuit.
When Wansbeck District Council was formed in 1974 through the merger of the urban districts of Ashington, Bedlington and Newbiggin by the Sea, Mr Roach was one of its founder members.
That means Roach won't be in Vazquez's corner unless De La Hoya says he can stay.