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 (rō′kə, rô′-), Cape
A cape of western Portugal on the Atlantic Ocean west-northwest of Lisbon. It is the westernmost extremity of continental Europe.
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(Placename) Cape Roca a cape in SW central Portugal, near Lisbon: the westernmost point of continental Europe
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(ˈroʊ kə)

Cape, a cape in W Portugal, near Lisbon: the western extremity of continental Europe.
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About this time there arrived in our town one Vicente de la Roca, the son of a poor peasant of the same town, the said Vicente having returned from service as a soldier in Italy and divers other parts.
This soldier, then, that I have described, this Vicente de la Roca, this bravo, gallant, musician, poet, was often seen and watched by Leandra from a window of her house which looked out on the plaza.
La delegation a ete accueillie a son arrivee par Miquel-ECngel Munar, Senior Managing Director de Roca Bathroom Products Division et Xavier Rodrigo, Managing Director de Roca au Maroc pour passer en revue l'activite de l'unite industrielle de Settat, l'un des plus grands sites industrielles de la societe en Afrique.
The new company, Ros Roca envirotec Arabia, based in Jeddah and with offices in Al Khobar and Riyadh, will operate in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
"Roca is doing the right thing because family issues have nothing to do with politics.
The two trials appear to be related, because Marambio, while living in Cuba, imported and exported foods and beverages through Roca's ministry.
Roca said 504 dengue cases were recorded in Northern Samar, mostly clustered in the barangays of Lipata in Allen town, Macagtas in Catarman town; and Poblacion in Rosario town.