• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Robbin (Com) A kind of package in which pepper and other dry commodities are sometimes exported from the East Indies. The robbin of rice in Malabar weighs about 84 pounds.
    • n Robbin (Naut) See Ropeband.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Baskin Robbins plain vanilla ice cream is the number one selling flavour and accounts for a quarter of their sales
    • n robbin A short piece of spun-yarn, rope-yarn, or sennit, used to fasten the head of a sail to the yard or gaff by passing several turns through the eyelet-hole in the sail and around the jackstay.
    • n robbin The spring of a carriage.
    • n robbin In com., the package in which Ceylonese and other dry goods, as pepper, are imported. The Malabar robbin of rice weighs 84 pounds.
    • n robbin An occasional spelling of robin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well
    • n Robbin rob′in a short piece of spun-yarn to fasten the head of a sail: the spring of a carriage: the package in which spices, &c., are exported from the East Indies.
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In literature:

Lovewell was chosen captain, Farwell, lieutenant, and Robbins, ensign.
"A Half Century of Conflict - Volume I" by Francis Parkman
He said, you' know, that graftin' and whiskey boatin', an' robbin' the bank wa'n't none of his business.
"The River Prophet" by Raymond S. Spears
Mrs. S. P. Robbins 5.00 Long Ridge.
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 02, February, 1885" by Various
HENRY J. ROBBINS, private, mustered in Aug. 14, 1862; mustered out with company May 24, 1863.
"War from the Inside" by Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock
He knew the Robbins Building well; he had been a frequent visitor there in the old days.
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
Robbin' us poor toilers that does all the work!
"The Cup of Fury" by Rupert Hughes
Mrs. Robbins, her companion, assented, and they dashed off together.
"The Somnambulist and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
Young Robbins and myself sat down with our backs against a tree, taking it easy.
"In The Ranks" by R. E. McBride
The Robbins of the Jews had decided, by vote, upon the books of the Bible before.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
All this had undoubtedly formed the basis of the legend known by old Maria Robbins.
"The Shunned House" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

In poetry:

An igstrawnary tail I vill tell you this veek—
I stood in the Court of A'Beckett the Beak,
Vere Mrs. Jane Roney, a vidow, I see,
Who charged Mary Brown with a robbin of she.
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

On his website, Robbins suggests the "Firewalk Experience" is step 1 of his "four steps to transformation.
Forgive me, I couldn't help but quote Marty Robbins to set up this post.
Togo 's/Baskin Robbins — scoop & sandwich.
Togo 's is co-located with Baskin-Robbins at 2009 Forest Ave, in the Pheasant Run Shopping Center.
Sean Robbins its chief executive officer.
Missy Robbins, executive chef at A Voce , incorporates fish such as sea robin and triggerfish into her experimental tasting menus.
Missy Robbins, executive chef at A Voce in New York City.
Missy Robbins is the executive chef of A Voce Madison and A Voce Columbus, both in New York City.
The old siren on the Robbins water tank.
2744 nc hwy 22 Robbins.
Thacker was born Sept 23, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn. To Lonnie and Ruth Robbins.
Bob Robbins In The Morning.
Joe Robbins/Getty ImagesNick Saban won 15 games in two seasons as head coach of the Dolphins.
Katie Robbins, daughter of Scott and Laurie Robbins of Westfield, has been named an Alden Scholar for 2010-11 at Allegheny College.
His name is Noah Robbins, he's 19, and he just moved to New York.

In science:

Herbert Robbins. A remark on Stirling’s formula.
A Local Central Limit Theorem and Loss of Rotational Symmetry of Planar Simple Random Walk
Robbins, H. and Monro, S. (1951). A stochastic approximation method.
Vertex-reinfoced random walk on Z visits finitely many states
Our proof also addresses this more general result, and answers thus the problem suggested by Mills, Robbins and Rumsey of finding a simple solution for the evaluation of (1.1).
Plane partitions II: 5 1/2 symmetry classes
The next case we treat is that of cyclically symmetric transposed-complementary plane partitions (i.e., T r = T and T t = T k ), first proved by Mills, Robbins and Rumsey .
Plane partitions II: 5 1/2 symmetry classes
Such a formula was first proved by Mills, Robbins and Rumsey in [16, Theorem 7].
Plane partitions II: 5 1/2 symmetry classes