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Robin Redbreast


The tradition is that when our Lord was on His way to Calvary, a robin picked a thorn out of His crown, and the blood which issued from the wound falling on the bird dyed its breast with red. (See Christian Traditions.)

Robin Redbreasts. Bow Street runners were so called from their red waistcoats.

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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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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)
Robin Mutton (A)
Robin Redbreast
Robin and Makyne
Robin of Bagshot
Robinson Crusoe
Roch (St.)
Rochelle Salt
Roches (Catharine des)

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