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Round Robin

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A petition or protest signed in such a way that no name heads the list. Of course, the signatures are placed in a circular form. The device is French, and the term is a corruption of rond (round) ruban (a ribbon). It was first adopted by the officers of government as a means of making known their grievances.

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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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Roughs (The)
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Round (To)
Round Dealing
Round Numbers (In)
Round Peg
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Round Sum
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