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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.]

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]

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.
Some sails on the horizon, doubtless those going to San Roque in search of favourable winds for doubling the Cape of Good Hope.
There is an English garrison at Gibraltar of 6,000 or 7,000 men, and so uniforms of flaming red are plenty; and red and blue, and undress costumes of snowy white, and also the queer uniform of the bare-kneed Highlander; and one sees soft-eyed Spanish girls from San Roque, and veiled Moorish beauties (I suppose they are beauties) from Tarifa, and turbaned, sashed, and trousered Moorish merchants from Fez, and long- robed, bare-legged, ragged Muhammadan vagabonds from Tetuan and Tangier, some brown, some yellow and some as black as virgin ink--and Jews from all around, in gabardine, skullcap, and slippers, just as they are in pictures and theaters, and just as they were three thousand years ago, no doubt.
What the President means when he says he'll kill, is just to emphasize the point that all those who committed crimes should be punished,' Roque said.
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the UN Secretary General has communicated with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) regarding possible replacements for UN special rapporteur Agnes Callamard whose alleged 'prejudging' of the human rights situation in the country had earned her the wrath of President Duterte.
House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia has thrown her support behind Presidential spokesman Harry Roque by distributing his promotional hand fans in Cebu ahead of the 2019 elections.
According to Roque, many countries had done joint oil explorations with China, including claimants to parts of South China Sea, such as Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam.
Matt Lauer has been fighting to save his marriage with wife Annette Roque since being fired by NBC over sexual harassment allegations.
Cuba: Prominent Cuban dissident Marta Beatriz Roque on Tuesday reported feeling dizzy and weak on the first day of a hunger strike protesting the communist regime s harassment of political opponents.
UEFA have described media reports that they rejected an appeal for a minute's silence to be held ahead of last night's Euro 2012 semi-final in memory of Spanish footballer Miki Roque as "unfounded".
HENNESSY GOLD CUP favourite Quel Esprit yesterday lost two of his main rivals for Sunday's Grade 1 after Quito De La Roque and Jessies Dream were ruled out of the race.
Ricardo Roque, Headhunting and colonialism: Anthropology and the circulation of human skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870-1930.