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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.

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, 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).

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, 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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In the first part of ROBINSON CRUSOE, at page one hundred and twenty-nine, you will find it thus written:
Only yesterday, I opened my ROBINSON CRUSOE at that place.
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.
The first English translation was made by Ralph Robinson, and although since then there have been other translation which in some ways are more correct, there has never been one with more charm.
I thought you were Miss Robinson," said the little girl, offering no apology for having nearly knocked me down.
Detachment of Robinson, Hoback, and Rezner to Trap.
I really can never look Billy Robinson in the face when I meet him.
In the Spring he went with his father into Fallon, the nearest trading point, to see David Robinson, the owner of the local bank.
Even our Becky had her weaknesses, and as one often sees how men pride themselves upon excellences which others are slow to perceive: how, for instance, Comus firmly believes that he is the greatest tragic actor in England; how Brown, the famous novelist, longs to be considered, not a man of genius, but a man of fashion; while Robinson, the great lawyer, does not in the least care about his reputation in Westminster Hall, but believes himself incomparable across country and at a five-barred gate--so to be, and to be thought, a respectable woman was Becky's aim in life, and she got up the genteel with amazing assiduity, readiness, and success.
It must be a work of time to ascertain that no injury had been done to the spine; but Mr Robinson found nothing to increase alarm, and Charles Musgrove began, consequently, to feel no necessity for longer confinement.
They're lovely names; and so grand and foreign--not like Jones and Robinson and such.
Alice Robinson proposed that the school should sing Three Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue