any of numerous swift-flying, often large, dipterous insects of the family Asilidae that are predaceous on other insects.
any of the predatory dipterous flies constituting the family Asilidae, which have a strong bristly body with piercing mouthparts and which prey on other insects Also called bee killer, assassin fly
noun 1. any of numerous small frogs of the genera Eleutherodactylus and Hylactophryne, living chiefly in the American tropics.
- Robber trench
noun 1. (archaeol) a trench that originally contained the foundations of a wall, the stones of which have been taken away
noun 1. (nautical) another word for roband
verb (used with object), robbed, robbing. 1. to take something from (someone) by unlawful force or threat of violence; steal from. 2. to deprive (someone) of some right or something legally due: They robbed her of her inheritance. 3. to plunder or rifle (a house, shop, etc.). 4. to deprive of something unjustly or injuriously: […]