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oche

(ˈɒkɪ)
n
(Individual Sports, other than specified) darts the mark or ridge on the floor behind which a player must stand to throw
[of unknown origin; perhaps connected with obsolete oche to chop off, from Old French ocher to cut a notch in]

oche

(toe line) Line from behind which the player throws. It is 7ft 9in from the board.
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Eighteen players were on the oche to entertain a large crowd supporting both sides.
Oche said the life of every Nigerian was important to the corporation, advising people to endeavour to obey the order and signs attached to the rail lines.
A THAT would be a plausible explanation but the oche distance is less than 8ft.
The sexy blonde sparked chaos as she danced starkers in front of the oche - parading her double tops!
According to Police Prosecutor Edwin Oche, the victim, Mr Muazu Abubakar of the same address, reported the case at the Divisional Police Headquarters, Bassa, on Nov 8.
The five-time world champion, known as the Crafty Cockney (right), was the first superstar of the oche and helped propel the sport into the big time in the 1980s.
It is the first time that's happened in 21 years but the oche icon says he simply ignores the critics, as he has done for 25 years, and it's his music taste that keeps him youthful.
The back room staff also deserve their plaudits: Roger on the oche, Sports Argus member Dave Honey came up against Gavin Smith from the Legion, Droitwich.
The quarter-final against Kevin Painter, who Taylor had beaten in last year's final, ended in amazing scenes with the two pair swearing at each other on the oche.
Bentley Road proved too good for Royal Oak Hartshill and could be a force to be reckoned with although they'll need to improve at the oche after losing 4-3 but at the tables pegged 3-2 wins in both.
Both men kept their tempers on the oche despite pre-match fears of a fistfight after Evison launched a fierce tirade against Jenkins.
With just two legs lost so far this term, The Works are certainly the team on form at the oche and their efforts have helped take Mick Johnson's squad to joint top spot in the championship on ten points alongside holders Bentley Road, who enjoy the slightest of games won advantage.