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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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although I am unsure what the full motives were, but certainly there was an element of this controlling behaviour in which you used the administration of the drug Rohypnol to achieve what was then an act of theft.
Roche had been under pressure from the Swedish government over Rohypnol, and the Swedish justice minister Thomas Bodstrom has been calling for the drug to be banned since 2001, reported the Swedish news agency TT.
Foundation chairman Graham Rhodes said the rapists' drug of choice had switched from the much publicised and now illegal Rohypnol to GHB and even everyday tranquillisers such as Valium.
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Grouping MDMA with GHB and Rohypnol, a 2000 Knight Ridder story warned that the dangers of "club drugs" include "vulnerability to sexual assault.
In the last two years, many high school and college-aged young women across the United States have been raped after been slipped a tasteless, odorless drug called flunitrazepam - more commonly known by its trade name Rohypnol and informally as the "date rape drug.
Although the FDA has approved fluoride-containing drugs for purposes of seratonin inhibitors such as Prozac, previously approved Phen-Fen, Rohypnol (often referred to as the date rape drug), and general anesthesias routinely used in surgery, the FDA previously addressed a "regulatory letter" to 35 companies marketing combination drugs consisting of fluoride and vitamins requesting that marketing of these products be discontinued, stating that the New Drug Application for a similar product was withdrawn, ".
Rohypnol tablets are often used by sex pests who spike unsuspecting women's drinks to make them easy prey.
Anthony Muldoon's defence lawyers asked questions about Rohypnol, known as the "date rape drug", at Teesside Crown Court yesterday.
The researchers pointed out that even though more than half of the girls said they knew someone whose drink had been spiked, yet the police generally did not find that rape victims had been drugged with substances like Rohypnol and GHB.
A DOCTOR yesterday claimed criminals forced her to overprescribe dangerous tranquillisers including Rohypnol - commonly referred to as the date-rape drug.