roach

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v roach cut the mane off (a horse)
    • v roach comb (hair) into a roach
    • n roach European freshwater food fish having a greenish back
    • n roach any of numerous chiefly nocturnal insects; some are domestic pests
    • n roach street names for flunitrazepan
    • n roach the butt of a marijuana cigarette
    • n roach a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Common pesticides such as roach, termite and flea insecticide can be found in the bodies of majority of Americans
    • n Roach (Zoöl) A cockroach.
    • Roach (Naut) A convex curve or arch cut in the edge of a sail to prevent chafing, or to secure a better fit.
    • Roach (Zoöl) A European fresh-water fish of the Carp family (Leuciscus rutilus). It is silver-white, with a greenish back.
    • Roach (Zoöl) An American chub (Semotilus bullaris); the fallfish.
    • Roach (Zoöl) The redfin, or shiner.
    • Roach To cause to arch.
    • Roach To cut off, as a horse's mane, so that the part left shall stand upright.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A roach can live up to nine days without its head.
    • n roach A common cyprinoid fish of Europe, Leuciscus rutilus. It inhabits the lakes, ponds, and slow-running rivers of England and of the south of Scotland, and is common in most other rivers in temperate parts of Europe. Its color is a grayish-green, the abdomen being silvery-white, and the fins reddish. It is gregarious, and the shoals are often large. Its average weight is under a pound, and, though a favorite with anglers, it is not much esteemed for the table.
    • n roach In the United States, one of many different fishes like or mistaken for the roach, as some sunfish of the genus Lepomis or Pomotis;
    • n roach the spot or lafayette
    • n roach the American chub, Semotilus atromaculatus.
    • n roach A rock.
    • n roach Refuse gritty stone.
    • roach To make hard like a rock.
    • n roach Nautical, a concave curve in the leech or foot of a square sail, to improve the fit of the sail. A convex curve used in the head and foot of fore-and-aft sails is called a sweep.
    • n roach An upstanding curl or roll of hair over the forehead, like the roach of a sail.
    • roach To cause to stand up or arch; make projecting or convex: as, his hair was roached up over his forehead.
    • roach To cut short so as to cause to stand up straight; hog: said of horses' manes.
    • n roach A rash, or eruption on the skin.
    • n roach A cockroach.
    • n roach The redfin, Rutilus rutilus, a common European shiner or minnow of the family Cyprinidæ.
    • n roach In England, a shell limestone occurring at the top of the Portland Stone or Portlandian on the Isle of Portland.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Roach rōch a silvery fresh-water fish: a concave curve in the foot of a square sail
    • v.t Roach to arch: to cut short
    • n Roach rōch a rock: refuse gritty stone
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. rroche,; cf. AS. reohha, D. rog, roch, G. roche, LG. ruche, Dan. rokke, ray, Sw. rocka, and E. ray, a fish

Usage

In literature:

In 1887 he married Miss Athol Roach.
"Americans All" by Various
M. did not now concern himself about the roach.
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
How did you teach Brother Bear to keep his hair roached and parted?
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
The Chukch women and children were now seen fishing for winter roach along the shore.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Thus our Roach is not a fish-name, but corresponds to Fr.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Roach, U. S. Sen. W. N., 546.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
The roaches all came down with a raging fever and died.
"The Eyes Have It" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Roaches come to the sink for food, and you must see to it that they do not find it.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
Alluding to the fact that the cockroach likes to eat other roaches, he said why not breed a roach that wouldn't eat anything else?
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
The sun first sees the brook in the meadow where some roach swim under a bulging root of ash.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
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In poetry:

The walls screamed poetry disease & sex
an inner whine like a mad machine
dropped in a
cave of roaches
or rodents
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
But girl’s bellies and apricots,
Roach in a shaded stream,
Horses, ducks in flight at dawn,
All these are a dream.
"A Little Poem" by George Orwell
"By evolution I was planned,
And marvellously made as you;
And I am led to understand
The selfsame God conceived us two:
Sire, though the coup de grâce you give,
Even a roach has right to live."
"Death Of A Cockroach" by Robert W Service

In news:

Jay Roach tackled not one but two high-profile political projects this year, directing WB's "The Campaign" for the bigscreen and "Game Change" for HBO.
' Fresh ' rodent poop discovered in taqueria, roaches in meat market.
I can understand Debra Roache sticking up for her son, but she might want to really get over it and move on (letter, Oct 10, "Son 'discriminated against,' didn't make team because of size").
Almost three months before they left for the retreat and a month after Mr Roach had filed for divorce from her.
Republican attorney said Sen Roach was abusive.
Just had a roach crawling on my foot for 5 min.
Papa Roach Frontman Jacoby Shaddix on His Impending Vocal Surgery.
Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix has been to hell and back lately, and his problems still aren't over.
Meat market busted with roaches and rat droppings in several areas.
Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix on His Post-Surgery Vocal Performances: 'I'm Slaying It.
Papa Roach are happily back on the road after several stops and starts this year while vocalist Jacoby Shaddix was determining whether vocal surgery would be necessary.
The road to the release of Papa Roach's new disc 'The Connection' (out Oct 2) has not always been a smooth one, but that's part of what powers the strength that it delivers.
Smoke On The Water Remake with Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach and Santana.
Jacoby From Papa Roach Planned Suicide.
While frontman Jacoby Shaddix recovers from vocal surgery, Papa Roach have unleashed the video for 'Still Swingin,' the first single off their upcoming album 'The Connection' (due Oct 2).
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In science:

The totally random versus the bin app roach for [147] W. J.
A Unified Approach to Sparse Signal Processing
To obtain sufficient concentration from this app roach, we will have to modify the process slightly.
The condensation transition in random hypergraph 2-coloring
The strength of ordered magnetic field may app roach ≈ 1 mG within NTFs.
Transition from regular to chaotic motion in black hole magnetospheres
The signal correlation would be carried out using field-programmable gate arra ys (FPGAs), for example the Xilinx Virtex 5 on the ROACH processing board.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
Each ROACH board can provide up to 400 ·109 op/sec of processing (with full utilization of the FPGA multipliers).
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
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