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  • Robbing — is a term used in beekeeping. Bees from one beehive will try to rob honey from another hive. Robbing behavior is especially strong when there is little nectar in the field. Strong colonies with the largest stores are the most apt to prey upon… …   Wikipedia

  • robbing — index burglary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Robbing — Rob Rob, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Robbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Robbing}.] [OF. rober, of German origin; cf. OHG. roub?n, G. rauben, and OHG. roub robbing, booty, G. raub. [root]114. See {Reave},and cf. {Robe}.] 1. To take (something) away from by force; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robbing Peter to pay Paul — is an English idiom referring to taking money (or other thing) from one party to pay one s debt to another. In other words, the idiom usually means to take money for one thing and use it for another.The expression rob Peter to pay Paul dates to… …   Wikipedia

  • robbing — rÉ‘b /rÉ’b v. steal, plunder, illegally take property by force …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Robbing — Exchanging a card in the hand for the card turned up for trump …   The official rules of card games glossary

  • Nectar robbing — Bombus terrestris stealing nectar. Nectar robbing refers to the act by an animal, typically an insect or a bird, of removing nectar from a flowering plant, most often by drilling a hole in the corolla. In this way animals without morphological… …   Wikipedia

  • Grave robbing — Grave robbing, grave robbery or tomb raiding is the act of uncovering a tomb or crypt to steal the artifacts (as illicit antiquities) inside or disinterring a corpse to steal the body itself or its personal effects. Someone who engages in this… …   Wikipedia

  • Heart-robbing — Heart rob bing ( r[o^]b b[i^]ng), a. 1. Depriving of thought; ecstatic. Heart robbing gladness. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. Stealing the heart or affections; winning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • TOMB ROBBING —    The richness of the contents of Etruscan tombs and the wilingness of some museums and collectors to pay good money for their contents has unfortunately led to a spate of tomb robbing over a very long period of time. Caere has particularly… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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