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[roh-uh-nohk] /ˈroʊ əˌnoʊk/
a city in SW Virginia.
a river flowing SE from western Virginia to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. 380 miles (610 km) long. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They established themselves at Roanoke, and explored the country.

    The Nation in a Nutshell George Makepeace Towle
  • It was the summer of 1591 when he arrived at Roanoke, four years after his departure.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • It was three years before the Governor returned to Roanoke Island.

    The Land We Live In

    Henry Mann
  • All those whom Raleigh had sent to Roanoke were lost or had perished.

  • Entering the first opening, they landed on what proved to be the Island of Roanoke.

    Captain John Smith Charles Dudley Warner
  • He could do nothing but leave fifteen men with supplies on Roanoke and return.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • They laid her in the family tomb, overlooking the green valley of the Roanoke.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye
  • But this chapter is not written of Roanoke or Lynchburg or Norfolk.

  • What is there from the Roanoke to the Tennessee to oppose him?

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson

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