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 Roasting One.Rob Roy [Robert the Red]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Rob.
 
A sort of jam. It is a Spanish word, taken from the Arabic roob (the juice of fruit).   1
   Faire un rob (in whist). To win the rubber; that is, either two successive games, or two out of three. Borrowed from the game of bowls.   2
 


 Roasting One.Rob Roy [Robert the Red]. 

 
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