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- n. A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies.
- n. Alternative form of ropeband.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies. The robbin of rice in Malabar weighs about 84 pounds.
- n. See ropeband.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short piece of spun-yarn, rope-yarn, or sennit, used to fasten the head of a sail to the yard or gaff by passing several turns through the eyelet-hole in the sail and around the jackstay.
- n. The spring of a carriage.
- n. In com., the package in which Ceylonese and other dry goods, as pepper, are imported. The Malabar robbin of rice weighs 84 pounds.
- n. An occasional spelling of robin.
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"William," appealed 'Lizabeth, "I've never had no thought o' robbin 'you. "
Thou's tramplin 'on t' owd shipperd an 'robbin' him o 'his callin'; and there's fowks makkin 'brass i' t 'towns that'll seean be robbin' thee o 'thy lands.
An 'we know, if they hadn't a-ben watchin' us an 'a tryin' tew git hold of that thar skin map, they wouldn't have found out 'bout Dickson's gold an 'did th' robbin '.
This makes us sort of respons'ble for th 'robbin'; an ', I reckon, it's up tew us tew try an' make good what th 'Dicksons lost on
For four 'eart-rendin' weeks your servants has been carryin 'on below stairs an' robbin 'you somethin' shameful. "
"A night for murder an 'arson an' robbin 'graveyards!
You'll have to pay your legitimate import duties same as any other trader with mind intent on robbin 'the gentle
And I be robbin 'him of his links, and if he don't like it, I'll cut him to bits and feed his liver and lights to the gulls, so I will.
But, you know, it isn't like I was out robbin 'people.
"The stagecoach is robbin 'us," said Reverend Howell.