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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An independent city of southwest Virginia west-southwest of Richmond. It grew with the coming of the railroad in 1882 and is today a tourist and industrial center. Population: 91,600.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of shell-money formerly used by the Indians in New England and Virginia. See the quotation, and compare peag.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a city in southwestern Virginia

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Examples

  • ROANOKE - The NTSB investigator in charge of the inquiry into Tuesday's deadly plane crash has left Roanoke.

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  • ROANOKE - Fire investigators blame improperly discarded smoking material for a fire that damaged a home in Roanoke on Friday afternoon.

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  • ROANOKE - A small plane carrying two people has crashed into the side of a UPS freight facility near the Roanoke airport in western Virginia.

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  • ROANOKE (AP) -- A Roanoke white supremacist faces up to 35 years in prison for making online threats to people at a Va.

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  • ROANOKE - The Augusta County Amberjax swim team sent 20 swimmers to Roanoke for the Southwest District Championship, and had their best meet of the year.

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  • ROANOKE POLICE DEPARTMENT, ILLINOIS May 22, 2009 The police chief of Roanoke is on paid administrative leave after being arrested Thursday night on a domestic violence charge.

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  • ROANOKE - The stepfather of a missing Roanoke toddler has been charged with felony child neglect.

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  • ROANOKE -- Authorities are searching the Smith Gap landfill for the body of a missing Roanoke toddler.

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  • ROANOKE - Authorities are searching the Smith Gap landfill for the body of a missing Roanoke toddler.

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  • ROANOKE - Everett Randolph Fitzgerald Jr., 71, of Roanoke, formerly of Staunton, passed peacefully away Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009.

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