Definitions for roanokeˈroʊ əˌnoʊk
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a city in southwestern Virginia
White beads of low value made from shells, formerly used for ornaments and currency by Native Americans of colonial Virginia.
Origin: From rawrenock.
Roanoke is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States and part of the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 8,000 at the 2012 census. The main east-west road through town, State Highway 114 Business, is named "Byron Nelson Boulevard" in honor of the golfer who resided in the community. Roanoke is home to many restaurants, as well as a hotel that bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde resided in during the 1930s. The Northwest Regional Airport is located 2 miles north of the city center.
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a flourishing city of Virginia, U.S., on the Roanoke River; has rapidly sprung into a busy centre of steel, iron, machinery, tobacco, and other factories.
Based on content at: lost-colony.com The Algonquian word "roanoke" is translated to mean: to rub, abrade, smooth or polish (as in making roanoke, peak or wampum beads: Quinn 1955)--and means "money." The name may be a corruption of the Indian word “Ohanoak” (the name of a significant Native American village, referring to “Northern people.") Roanoke--and another form of money called "peak"--were both made from the same shell, found along the North American coast. The more valuable "peak" was created out of the dark portion of the Venus clam shell--usually found at the broad, top portion of the shell--and strung as separate belts, having twice the value of "roanoke," shell beads of totally white.
The numerical value of roanoke in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of roanoke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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No amount of gun control would have stopped the suspect in the Roanoke shooting.
I know there have been calls for me to resign over this incident. I know council members have received those calls as well, i hope and pray that you, my fellow council members, and the Roanoke community will accept my genuine and heartfelt apology.
As the mayor of Roanoke, to you our city, to each member of this council and all my friends and supporters who have held me in the highest esteem, I want to say today that I apologize to all those offended by my remarks. No one else is to be blamed but me.
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