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loach

(lōch)
n.
Any of various Eurasian and African freshwater fishes of the family Cobitidae and related families of the order Cypriniformes, having barbels around the mouth.

[Middle English loche, from Old French, possibly from Vulgar Latin *laukka, slug, loach, perhaps from Gaulish *leuca, slug, loach, feminine (attested as a feminine name Leuca), of Gaulish *leucos, bright, light (slugs perhaps originally being so called in reference to their whitish, glistening appearance, while the elongated, mottled body and barbels of Cobitis taenia, a European loach esteemed as a food fish, were later likened to the body and ommatophores of the leopard slug Limax maximus, a large, common slug of Europe); see leuk- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

loach

(ləʊtʃ)
n
(Animals) any carplike freshwater cyprinoid fish of the family Cobitidae, of Eurasia and Africa, having a long narrow body with barbels around the mouth
[C14: from Old French loche, of obscure origin]

Loach

(ləʊtʃ)
n
(Biography) Ken(neth). born 1936, British television and film director; his works for television include Cathy Come Home (1966) and his films include Kes (1970), Riff-Raff (1991), Bread and Roses (2000), The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), and The Angels' Share (2012)

loach

(loʊtʃ)

n.
any slender freshwater fish of the family Cobitidae, having barbels around the mouth.
[1325–75; Middle English loche < Middle French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loach - slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishesloach - slender freshwater fishes of Eurasia and Africa resembling catfishes
cypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes
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[ləʊtʃ] Nlocha f

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Originally from Nuneaton, Mr Loach has a long association with Liverpool, including working on the Z Cars TV series in the 1960s and directing famous Liverpudlians Ricky Tomlinson in Raining Stones, Crissy Rock in the acclaimed Ladybird, Ian Hart in Land And Freedom, and Mark Womack and John Bishop in Route Irish.
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And also the archive footage is interesting and echoes what their memories are," says Loach.
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Ken Loach rose to fame in 1966 as the young director of the television play, Cathy Come Home, which featured homelessness and was watched by 12 million people.
Mr Loach said: "I was pleased to be able to visit Crisis in Newcastle, the charity first started shortly after Cathy Come Home, and the problems of homelessness are very much still with us.
It is opened by words from Ken Loach and finishes with a personal message from Ricky Tomlinson.
The experience from Ireland is: if you are divided, you will fail," Loach told the audience, which broke into applause as he stepped onto the stage.