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Definition of Robber

  ROBBER   noun
A candid man of affairs.
  It is related of Voltaire that one night he and some traveling companion lodged at a wayside inn.  The surroundings were suggestive, and after supper they agreed to tell robber stories in turn.  'Once there was a Farmer-General of the Revenues.'  Saying nothing more, he was encouraged to continue.  'That,' he said, 'is the story.'

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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