Roorbach

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Roorbach A defamatory forgery or falsehood published for purposes of political intrigue.☞ The word originated in the election canvass of 1844, when such a forgery was published, to the detriment of James K. Polk, a candidate for President, purporting to be an extract from the “Travels of Baron Roorbach.”
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Orville A. Roorbach, a New York bookseller, was the next compiler of an American bibliography.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
Florence Wilcox, M. B., Isabelle Roorbach, and Lillie M. Sutphen sent answers to E. M.'s question.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
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In news:

'Life Among Giants,' by Bill Roorbach .
"Giants," written by "Big Bend" author Roorbach , follows two siblings, David – also known as "Lizard" – and Kate, whose lives take a tragic turn when their parents are murdered.
'Life Among Giants,' by Bill Roorbach.
Still, the combination of Roorbach's memorable characterizations and obvious lust for life leads readers to what might even be called a sort-of happy ending.
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