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 Rob Roy [Robert the Red].Robbing Peter to pay Paul. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Robber.
 
The highwayman who told Alexander that he was the greater robber of the two was named Dion’ids. The tale is given in Evenings at Home under the title of Alexander and the Robber.   1
   Robber. Edward IV. of England was called by the Scotch Edward the Robber.   2
 


 Rob Roy [Robert the Red].Robbing Peter to pay Paul. 

 
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