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Rob·in

(rō-ban[h]'),
Charles P., French physician, 1821-1885. See: Virchow-Robin space.

Rob·in

(rō-ban[h]'),
Pierre, French pediatrician, 1867-1950. See: Pierre Robin syndrome.

robin

1. a bird.
2. a phytotoxin in the plant robinia pseudoacacia.
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The striking uniform resulted in postmen being referred to as robin redbreasts and the robin being introduced to Christmas cards as a symbol of the postmen who delivered the cards.
THE soft focus of robin redbreast against white winter snow is one of the iconic images of Christmas, signalling a season of peace and goodwill - but behind this scene of tranquillity lies a different story, for the robin is really a bit of a bruiser.
I see a bird in my garden every day that is a robin redbreast - but his wings are pure white.
Rhythm Train will be back with their infectious drumming antics and visitors can also enjoy street theatre courtesy of Swank's Bettie Twinkle and Robin Redbreast show.
Back at home Mum's on the phone Lots of presents Can't wait Hope no one's late Christmas cheer Dad's on the beer I think he's drunk Hanging holly Everybody's jolly Happy New Year Let's have a party Come on in Throw that in the bin All the rush Hey look in that bush There's a robin redbreast Can you hear He seems so near Let's have a feast After tea I go to bed Well, that's what Mum said Night night Sleep tight Christmas cheer And do open another Can of beer.
THE Robin redbreast, a traditional symbol of Christmas, is among several bird species in danger of "near extinction" if freezing weather continues to grip the country, a charity said today.
I am not sure why as sweets are not involved and today's offering for Bill, for example, was a picture of the most obese Robin redbreast I have ever seen.
I went into the garden to consult our Robin Redbreast.
This was no robin redbreast, no chirpy little sparrow.
FIVE festive designs - including a rotund robin redbreast - make up this year's Echo-Ty Hafan Children's Hospice Appeal Christmas card collection.
The Robin Redbreast stands out crisp and clear in the January snow, so encourage the birds into your garden by leaving food out.
Is our little friend, pretty little Robin Redbreast.