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robber baron
Robber crab
robber fly
robber frog
Robber gull
ROBBER; ROBBERY
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ROBBERS OF TEMPLES
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robbery conviction
robbery suspect
Robbia, della
robbin
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robe
robe de chambre
robe-de-chambre
Robed
roberd
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Robert Adam
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Robbing definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROB'BING, ppr. Feloniously taking from the person of another; putting him in fear; stripping; plundering; taking from another unlawfully or by wrong or oppression.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Rob Rob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Robbed; p. pr. & vb. n. Robbing.] [OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub?n, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. [root]114. See Reave,and cf. Robe.] 1. To take (something) away from by force; to strip by stealing; to plunder; to pillage; to steal from. Who would rob a hermit of his weeds, His few books, or his beads, or maple dish? --Milton. He that is robbed, not wanting what is stolen, Let him not know it, and he's not robbed at all. --Shak. To be executed for robbing a church. --Shak. 2. (Law) To take the property of (any one) from his person, or in his presence, feloniously, and against his will, by violence or by putting him in fear. 3. To deprive of, or withhold from, unjustly or injuriously; to defraud; as, to rob one of his rest, or of his good name; a tree robs the plants near it of sunlight. I never robbed the soldiers of their pay. --Shak.



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