[ rohk ]
/ roʊk /
a seam or scratch filled with scale or slag on the surface of an ingot or bar.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of roke
First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain; perhaps originally dialect (N England) roke, rawk “to scratch, flaw”
Words nearby roke
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Example sentences from the Web for roke
Thus "sheaf" and "reek" are in Norfolk "shoaf" and "roke;" and "smeath," a table land, is evidently from "smooth."
Later, when the Roke—by Velasquez was being talked of, I went with him to see the picture.