You are what you eat,” roach writes, “but more than that, you are how you eat.
Will crunchy parents be running to the pet stores for roach farms?
Finally, Davis and roach had gotten the story out before the public.
Each bowed his or her head, and roach responded in turn with a warm, toothy smile.
One morning after meditation, roach sought me out amidst commotion in the room.
A thunderstorm occurred in the evening, and Mrs. roach, a schoolmistress at Wroxham, was killed by lightning.
Come, come, roach, don't be angry; it's all past and over now; the fellow did it for the best.
Our thinking has been particularly influenced by the work of two scholars, Mayeroff and roach.
Structurally, said Dr. Boreas of Leamington, structurally you are as sound as a roach.
A single pike has been known to devour a hundred roach in three days.
shortened form of cockroach, 1837, on mistaken notion that it was a compound. In contemporary writing said to be from a polite desire to avoid the sexual connotation in the first syllable. Meaning "butt of a marijuana cigarette" is first recorded 1938, perhaps from resemblance to the insect, but perhaps a different word entirely.
small freshwater fish, c.1200, from Old French roche (13c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Germanic source. Applied to similar-looking fish in North America.
[narcotics sense perhaps fr earlier roach mane, a horse's mane clipped very short and tied; perhaps fr the insect]