from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Rob Roy Originally Robert MacGregor. 1671-1734. Scottish clan leader and outlaw whose banditry is the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817).
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- n. Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
- n. a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey
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Report; "and John Macgregor --" Rob Roy "-- began his acknowledged series of papers and sketches with" Costumes for the Commons "and" Meeting of the
A Rob Roy is a Manhattan made with Scotch Whisky (sic).
One of the pillars of the crypt proper is called the Rob Roy pillar, for behind it the great outlaw is supposed to have hidden.
Loch Ard, was at this time currently called Rob Roy's, or the
Another transport, called the Rob Roy, having on her decks four siege guns, had just come down and was near the Osage.
"Why, you've got here one of the craft which we in England call a Rob Roy canoe."
"Why, you've got here one of the craft which we in England call a Rob Roy canoe!"
On a precipitous point above Inversnaid, are two caves in the rock; one near the water is called Rob Roy's, though the guides generally call it
'Minstrel' and 'Rob Roy' -- telling him to think of his literary fame?
However, after detaining Mr. Graham five or six days in custody on the island, which is still called Rob Roy's Prison, and could be no comfortable dwelling for November nights, the Outlaw seems to have despaired of attaining further advantage from his bold attempt, and suffered his prisoner to depart uninjured, with the account-books, and bills granted by the tenants, taking especial care to retain the cash.
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