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roque


roque [rohk] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. a form of croquet played on a clay or hard-surface court surrounded by a low wall off which the balls may be played.

Origin of roque 1895–1900, Americanism; back formation from roquet Examples from the Web for roque Contemporary Examples of roque

  • “I stand for America all the way,” Roque shouted as he was arrested.

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  • Historical Examples of roque

  • Theodora gasped for breath; she gazed on Roque with astonishment.

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  • Sweet master, you surely don’t mean to harm your faithful Roque?

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  • Roque obeyed—Theodora indeed slept, but it was the sleep of death.

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  • The intervention of Saint Roque is exclusively in favor of the Catholics.

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  • Saint Roque has the power of stopping the spread of epidemics.

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  • British Dictionary definitions for roque roque noun

    1. US a game developed from croquet, played on a hard surface with a resilient surrounding border from which the ball can rebound

    Word Origin for roque C19: variant of croquet Word Origin and History for roque

    1899, “arbitrary alteration of croquet” [OED].

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