Robber

  • 61Robber's dog — dog such as would be owned by a petty thief, used as a metaphor for: 1. speed: off like a robber s dog ; run like a robber s dog ; 2. ugliness: head on im like a robber s dog …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 62robber's dog — Australian Slang dog such as would be owned by a petty thief, used as a metaphor for: 1. speed: off like a robber s dog ; run like a robber s dog ; 2. ugliness: head on im like a robber s dog …

    English dialects glossary

  • 63robber baron — noun a) In Europe, an aristocrat who charged exorbitant fees or otherwise exacted money from people who journeyed across land or waterways which he controlled. Men who made it a custom to travel the trail to Dawson, likened him to a robber baron …

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  • 64Robber Barons — A disparaging term dating back to the 12th century which refers to: 1. Unscrupulous feudal lords who amassed personal fortunes by using illegal and immoral business practices, such as illegally charging tolls to passing merchant ships. 2. Modern… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 65robber, thief, burglar — These words all apply to a person who unlawfully takes property from another, but they have distinct meanings. A robber steals by the use of force or threat. A thief does his work in secret and by stealth. A burglar breaks and enters. Someone who …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 66robber baron — noun 1. : a medieval lord subsisting by robbing, holding for ransom, or exorbitantly taxing travelers through his domain 2. : an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century grown wealthy through exploitation of natural resources,… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 67robber fly — Hornet Hor net, n. [AS. hyrnet; akin to OHG. hornaz, hornuz, G. horniss; perh. akin to E. horn, and named from the sound it makes as if blowing the horn; but more prob. akin to D. horzel, Lith. szirszone, L. crabo.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, strong… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 68robber crab — ▪ crustacean also called  coconut crab        large, nocturnal land crab of the southwest Pacific and Indian oceans. It is closely related to the hermit crab and king crab. All are decapod crustaceans (order Decapoda, class Crustacea). Adults are …

    Universalium

  • 69robber frog — noun 1. of southwest United States and Mexico; call is like a dog s bark • Syn: ↑barking frog, ↑Hylactophryne augusti • Hypernyms: ↑frog, ↑toad, ↑toad frog, ↑anuran, ↑batrachian, ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 70robber bee — noun see robber …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 71robber baron — noun Date: 1878 1. an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales) 2. a business owner or executive who acquires wealth… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 72robber fly — noun Date: 1871 any of a family (Asilidae) of predaceous dipteran flies including some resembling bumblebees …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 73robber baron — 1. Hist. a noble who robbed travelers passing through his lands. 2. a ruthlessly powerful U.S. capitalist or industrialist of the late 19th century considered to have become wealthy by exploiting natural resources, corrupting legislators, or… …

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  • 74robber frog — any of numerous small frogs of the genera Eleutherodactylus and Hylactophryne, living chiefly in the American tropics. * * * …

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  • 75Robber Barons — (see American Railroad Barons, Banker Barons, Mining Baron, Oil Baron, Pork Packer, Steel Baron) …

    Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • 76Robber’s Nest — Berlin, according to an old German song …

    Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • 77robber baron — noun a ruthless and powerful businessman …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 78robber fly — noun a large predatory fly which darts out and grabs insect prey on the wing. [Family Asilidae.] …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 79robber baron — noun (C) a powerful man who used force to get money, land etc, for example a businessman in US in the 19th century who made a lot of money in a dishonest way …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 80Robber Synod of Ephesus —  Разбойничий Собор Эфесский …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов