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Robert Macaire

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He’s a Robert Macaire. A bluff, free-living, unblushing libertine, who commits the most horrible crimes without stint or compunction. It is a character in M. Daumier’s drama of LʹAuberge des Adrets. His accomplice is Bertrand, a simpleton and villain. (See Macaire.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Roaring Game (The)
Roaring Trade
Roast
Roasting One
Rob
Rob Roy [Robert the Red]
Robber
Robbing Peter to pay Paul
Robert
Robert François Damiens
Robert Macaire
Robert Street (Adelphi; London)
Robert le Diable
Robert the Devil
Robert of Brunne
Robert’s Men
Robespierre’s Weavers
Robin Goodfellow
Robin Gray (Auld)
Robin Hood
Robin Hood Wind (A)