Robinson


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 (rŏb′ĭn-sən), Brooks Calbert, Jr. Born 1937.
American baseball player noted for his defensive skills. In 23 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1955-1977), he led the American League in fielding percentage 11 times and was named the most valuable player in 1964.

Robinson

, Edward G. Originally Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893-1973.
Romanian-born American actor known for his portrayal of gangsters in motion pictures, including Little Caesar (1931).

Robinson

, Edwin Arlington 1869-1935.
American poet whose works include long narratives and character studies of New Englanders, including "Miniver Cheevy" (1907).

Robinson

, Frank Born 1935.
American baseball player who, during his career with the Cincinnati Reds and the Baltimore Orioles, became the first player named most valuable player of both the National League (1961) and American League (1966).

Robinson

, Jack Roosevelt Known as "Jackie." 1919-1972.
American baseball player. The first African-American player in the major leagues in the 1900s, he was a second baseman for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1947-1956), had a lifetime batting average of .311, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.

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, James Harvey 1863-1936.
American historian who stressed the importance of social and intellectual events on the course of history. He was a founder of the New School for Social Research in New York City (1919).

Robinson

, Mary Born 1944.
Irish lawyer and politician who served as the first woman president of the Republic of Ireland (1990-1997) and initiated a series of controversial changes in civil rights and family law. She later served as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002).

Robinson

, Ray Known as "Sugar Ray." Originally Walker Smith. 1921-1989.
American prizefighter who was world champion six times, once as a welterweight (1946-1951) and five times as a middleweight (1951-1960).

Robinson

(ˈrɒbɪnsən)
n
1. (Biography) Edward G., real name Emanuel Goldenberg. 1893–1973, US film actor, born in Romania, famous esp for gangster roles. His films include Little Caesar (1930), Brother Orchid (1940), Double Indemnity (1944), and All My Sons (1948)
2. (Biography) Edward Arlington. 1869–1935, US poet, author of narrative verse, often based on Arthurian legend. His works include Collected Poems (1922), The Man Who Died Twice (1924), and Tristram (1927)
3. (Biography) (William) Heath. 1872–1944, British cartoonist and book illustrator, best known for his comic drawings of fantastic machines
4. (Biography) John (Arthur Thomas) 1919–83, British bishop and theologian, best known for his controversial Honest to God (1963), which popularized radical theological discussion. He was suffragan Bishop of Woolwich (1959–69)
5. (Biography) Mary. born 1944, Irish barrister and politician: president of Ireland 1990–97; UN high commissioner for human rights (1997–2002)
6. (Biography) Peter (David). born 1948, Northern Irish politician; leader of the Democratic Unionist Party from 2008; first minister of Northern Ireland from 2008
7. (Biography) Smokey, real name William Robinson. born 1940, US Motown singer, songwriter, and producer. His hits include "The Tears of a Clown" (1970) (with the Miracles) and "Being with You" (1981)
8. (Biography) "Sugar" Ray, real name Walker Smith. 1921–89, US boxer, winner of the world middleweight championship on five separate occasions

Rob•in•son

(ˈrɒb ɪn sən)

n.
1. Edward G. (Emanuel Goldenberg), 1893–1973, U.S. actor, born in Romania.
2. Edwin Arlington, 1869–1935, U.S. poet.
3. Jack Roosevelt (Jackie), 1919–72, U.S. baseball player.
4. Ray (Walker Smith) ( “Sugar Ray” ), 1921–89, U.S. boxer.
5. Sir Robert, 1886–1975, English chemist: Nobel prize 1947.
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Noun1.Robinson - English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)Robinson - English chemist noted for his studies of molecular structures in plants (1886-1975)
2.Robinson - United States prizefighter who won the world middleweight championship five times and the world welterweight championship once (1921-1989)
3.Robinson - Irish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
4.Robinson - United States historian who stressed the importance of intellectual and social events for the course of history (1863-1936)
5.Robinson - United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)
6.Robinson - United States poetRobinson - United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
7.Robinson - United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)Robinson - United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
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Al Robinson who once owned a farm on a side road leading off Trunion Pike, east of Winesburg and two miles beyond the town limits.
Murphy of San Francisco, who had starved to death on the streets, or of John Robinson, just out of the hospital, who had hanged himself in New York because he could not find work.
He has died and come alive again thirteen times, and traveled under a new name every time: Smith, Jones, Robinson, Jackson, Peters, Haskins, Merlin -- a new alias every time he turns up.
Why," said he, "a magician could call up a lot of genies, and they would hash you up like nothing before you could say Jack Robinson.
They're lovely names; and so grand and foreign--not like Jones and Robinson and such.
Here it is," said the third voice; and the owner of it held the lantern up and revealed the face of young Doctor Robinson.
Let's have the shutters up,' cried old Fezziwig, with a sharp clap of his hands,' before a man can say Jack Robinson.
From that blessed little room, Roderick Random, Peregrine Pickle, Humphrey Clinker, Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
I had not been at home above ten days, when Captain William Robinson, a Cornish man, commander of the Hopewell, a stout ship of three hundred tons, came to my house.
In a few years there were six thousand of these little Robinson Crusoe companies.
When the persecuted companions of Robinson, exiles from their native land, anxiously sued for the privilege of removing a thousand leagues more distant to an untried soil, a rigorous climate, and a savage wilderness, for the sake of reconciling their sense of religious duty with their affections for their country, few, perhaps none of them, formed a conception of what would be, within two centuries, the result of their undertaking.
He went on to relate that, in 1659, two Quakers, named William Robinson and Marmaduke Stephen-son, were hanged at Boston.