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roc

 (rŏk)
n.
A mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength.

[Arabic ruḫḫ.]

roc

(rɒk)
n
(Non-European Myth & Legend) (in Arabian legend) a bird of enormous size and power
[C16: from Arabic rukhkh, from Persian rukh]

ROC

abbreviation for
(Military) Royal Observer Corps

roc

(rɒk)

n.
(in medieval Asian literature and lore, as The Arabian Nights' Entertainments) a predatory bird of great size and strength.
[1570–80; < Arabic rukhkh, probably < Persian rukh; compare rook2]
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Noun1.roc - mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strengthroc - mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
References in classic literature ?
As soon as the roc sees you he will fly away from fear, but you must walk on till you come to a castle covered with plates of gold, studded with jewels.
In a few minutes the roc appeared, and bore me off to the top of the mountain in his huge claws as lightly as if I had been a feather, for this great white bird is so strong that he has been known to carry even an elephant to his nest in the hills.
The moment my feet touched the ground I took out my knife and cut the threads that bound me, and the sight of me in my proper clothes so alarmed the roc that he spread his wings and flew away.
I left the terrace and wandered on till I came to a hall, which I knew to have been the one from which the roc had taken me, by the ten blue sofas against the wall.
If a roc, an eagle, a griffin, a flying elephant, a winged sea-horse, had suddenly appeared, and, taking him on its back, carried him bodily into the heart of the 'Salwanners,' it would have been to him as an everyday occurrence, in comparison with what he now beheld.
The Fairy Peribanou had fled into the inmost cavern with Prince Ahmed: the Roc had whisked away Sindbad the Sailor out of the Valley of Diamonds out of sight, far into the clouds: and there was everyday life before honest William; and a big boy beating a little one without cause.
These birds were of enormous size, and reminded Zeb of the rocs he had read about in the Arabian Nights.
No sooner had we got rid of these birds, which occasioned us great annoyance, than we were terrified by the appearance of a fowl of another kind, and infinitely larger than even the rocs which I met in my former voyages; for it was bigger than the biggest of the domes on your seraglio, oh, most Munificent of Caliphs.
A statement from Roc Nation read, "We are excited to announce Jay Park has officially signed with Roc Nation
Yontemler: ROC yontemi yerine onerilen LOWESS yontemi, karmasik iliskileri bir regresyon denklemiyle ifade etmek yerine daha cok gorsel bir ifade icin tercih edilir.
Communications company Subex Limited revealed on Wednesday the receipt of a new multi-million dollar framework contract for ROC from BT under its existing contract.
While there has been no official announcement from Cash Money Records or Roc Nation, it's not Lil Wayne's first time bringing up a deal with Jay Z.