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Robert, 1765–1815, U.S. engineer and inventor: builder of the first profitable steamboat.
a city in central New York.
a city in central Missouri.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
Letters from Port Royal Various
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various
McClure’s Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908 Various
The Winning Clue James Hay, Jr.

Robert. 1765–1815, US engineer: designed the first successful steamboat (1807) and steam warship (1814)
American engineer and inventor who developed the first useful submarine and torpedo (1800) and produced the first practical steamboat (1807).


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