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rob·bers

harpaxophobia.
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They ain't anybody as polite as robbers -- you'll see that in any book.
Thou art a saucy groom,'' said the robber, ``but of that anon.
He is a highway robber," said Sir Guy, evading the question.
The title sounded promising, and at once the wily old robber had visions of ransom.
On the contrary," broke in Ralph, "I hope we may put our hands on the robber.
But three weeks had already passed, and the most diligent search had been unsuccessful; the attempted robbery and the murder of the robber by his comrade were almost forgotten in anticipation of the approaching marriage of Mademoiselle Danglars to the Count Andrea Cavalcanti.
Veiling his clear-cut, lean face in a thin layer of a hard, high cloud, I have seen him, like a wizened robber sheik of the sea, hold up large caravans of ships to the number of three hundred or more at the very gates of the English Channel.
At this the robber ran back as fast as he could to his comrades, and told the captain how a horrid witch had got into the house, and had spat at him and scratched his face with her long bony fingers; how a man with a knife in his hand had hidden himself behind the door, and stabbed him in the leg; how a black monster stood in the yard and struck him with a club, and how the devil had sat upon the top of the house and cried out, 'Throw the rascal up here
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
Despite the fact that every robber was keen to rob every other robber, the band was well organized.
A ROBBER who had plundered a Merchant of one thousand pieces of gold was taken before the Cadi, who asked him if he had anything to say why he should not be decapitated.
He is a bloody robber," said the trader, curtly, "and I wish I saw him kicking at the end of a halter.