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roque

 (rōk)
n.
A variation of croquet played with short-handled mallets on a hard court that is bounded by a concrete wall against which a ball may rebound and be retrieved.

[Alteration of roquet.]
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roque

(rəʊk)
n
(Ball Games, other than specified) US a game developed from croquet, played on a hard surface with a resilient surrounding border from which the ball can rebound
[C19: variant of croquet]
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roque

(roʊk)

n.
a form of croquet played on a clay or hard-surface court surrounded by a low wall off which the balls may be played.
[1895–1900, Amer.; compare roquet (in croquet) to hit another player's ball with one's own (obscurely derived from croquet)]
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"My oath on it," said Andres, "your worship will be well advised to obey the command of that good knight- may he live a thousand years- for, as he is a valiant and just judge, by Roque, if you do not pay me, he will come back and do as he said."
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