Sir Robert, 1788–1850, British political leader: founder of the London constabulary; prime minister 1834–35; 1841–46.
a seaport on W Isle of Man: castle; resort.
a river in N Yukon Territory and NW Northwest Territories, Canada, flowing E and N to the Mackenzie River. 425 miles (684 km) long.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. VII, December 1850, Vol. II Various
The Economist Various
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 389, March 1848 Various
A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
The Genius of Scotland Robert Turnbull
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various
Triumphs of Invention and Discovery in Art and Science J. Hamilton Fyfe
Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
The Isle of Wight G. E. Mitton
The Government of England (Vol. I) A. Lawrence Lowell
(transitive) to remove (the skin, rind, outer covering, etc) of (a fruit, egg, etc)
(intransitive) (of paint, etc) to be removed from a surface, esp through weathering
(intransitive) (of a surface) to lose its outer covering of paint, etc esp through weathering
(intransitive) (of a person or part of the body) to shed skin in flakes or (of skin) to be shed in flakes, esp as a result of sunburn
(croquet) to put (another player’s ball) through a hoop or hoops
keep one’s eyes peeled, keep one’s eyes skinned, to watch vigilantly
the skin or rind of a fruit, etc
a long-handled shovel used by bakers for moving bread, in an oven
(in Britain) a fortified tower of the 16th century on the borders between England and Scotland, built to withstand raids
John, real name John Robert Parker Ravenscroft. 1939–2004, British broadcaster; presented his influential Radio 1 music programme (1967–2004) and Radio 4’s Home Truths (1998–2004)
Sir Robert. 1788–1850, British statesman; Conservative prime minister (1834–35; 1841–46). As Home Secretary (1828–30) he founded the Metropolitan Police and in his second ministry carried through a series of free-trade budgets culminating in the repeal of the Corn Laws (1846), which split the Tory party
To undress; strip (1785+)
peel out (1950s+ Hot rodders)
: Many of the young people describe stealing a vehicle as ”peeling it” (1980s+ Street talk)
In addition to the idiom beginning with peel
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an ice-covered course for bobsledding consisting of a chute with high walls, banked turns, and straightaways.
Robert Alexander Kennedy, 1921–2000, English clergyman: archbishop of Canterbury 1980–91. noun Robert (Alexander Kennedy), Baron. 1921–2000, Archbishop of Canterbury (1980–91)