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Rob Roy   /rɑb rɔɪ/   Listen
Rob Roy

Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734).  Synonyms: MacGregor, Robert MacGregor.
A manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey.

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"Rob Roy" Quotes from Famous Books

... differs only in degree and not in kind from the methods of Frederick the Great and Napoleon, and that these in turn only differed in degree from those of Alaric and Attila. According to this theory, the only law of nations is that ascribed by the poet to Rob Roy: ...
— The Evidence in the Case • James M. Beck

... Macgregors. They had always been ill-considered, and now worse than ever, having credit with no side or party in the whole country of Scotland. Their chief, Macgregor of Macgregor, was in exile; the more immediate leader of that part of them about Balquhidder, James More, Rob Roy's eldest son, lay waiting his trial in Edinburgh Castle; they were in ill-blood with Highlander and Lowlander, with the Grahames, the Maclarens, and the Stewarts; and Alan, who took up the quarrel of any friend, however distant, was extremely wishful ...
— Kidnapped • Robert Louis Stevenson

Words linked to "Rob Roy" :   scotch, outlaw, Scotch whisky, manhattan, malefactor, Scotch whiskey, malt whiskey, crook, criminal, felon, Scotch malt whiskey, malt whisky, Robert MacGregor, Scotch malt whisky

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