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Rob Roy

 (rŏb roi′) Originally Robert MacGregor. 1671-1734.
Scottish clan leader and outlaw whose banditry is the subject of Sir Walter Scott's novel Rob Roy (1817).

rob roy

 (rŏb roi′)
n.
A cocktail made with Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth, and bitters.

[After Rob Roy.]
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Rob Roy

(ˈrɒb ˈrɔɪ)
n
(Biography) real name Robert Macgregor. 1671–1734, Scottish outlaw
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Noun1.Rob Roy - Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)Rob Roy - Scottish clan leader and outlaw who was the subject of a 1817 novel by Sir Walter Scott (1671-1734)
2.Rob Roy - a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey
Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch - whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
manhattan - a cocktail made with whiskey and sweet vermouth with a dash of bitters
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My mother seemed much troubled; she said she had known that horse for years, and that his name was "Rob Roy"; he was a good horse, and there was no vice in him.
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Two hundred years ago, Sir Walter Scott penned one of the world's great tales, Rob Roy. Published in 1817, the book heaped fame on its title character, a man Scott described as "still remembered in his country as the Robin Hood of Scotland, the dread of the wealthy, but the friend of the poor ..." If Rob Roy was fiction, the man himself was assuredly not.
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