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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.]
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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)
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loach

(loʊtʃ)

n.
any slender freshwater fish of the family Cobitidae, having barbels around the mouth.
[1325–75; Middle English loche < Middle French]
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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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loach

[ləʊtʃ] Nlocha f
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loach

nSchmerle f
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His attendance, on July 13, will mark another return to the North East, where Loach - following the success of I, Daniel Blake - shot his latest film Sorry We Missed You, which won rave reviews at its premiere at Cannes in May and is due for release in the UK this autumn.
Loach said he is "honoured" to take up his invitation to read at the Durham Miners' Festival Service, which will be held at Durham Cathedral at 3pm on the day.
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Loach was back in action in the 26th minute, this time saving Danny Wright's headed effort from close range following Jamey Osborne's cross.
Loach, in the Hartlepool goal, was again on hand to deny the visitors as Tyrone Williams saw his headed effort at the back post denied within the opening 10 minutes.
Ironically, the only goal of the game came when Loach fumbled a corner in the second period and striker Adi Yussuf knocked in.
Loach - whose films include I, Daniel Blake and Kes - receives the Realta accolade for outstanding contribution to cinema.
Faunistic data on loach species' presence and distribution in Bosnia and Herzegovina waters were based on published literature in the form of research articles, monographs, books and technical reports.
But Loach defended his work, the story of a 59-year-old joiner who is plunged into extreme poverty and confronted by a faceless system when his benefits are stopped.