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rabot

[rab-uh t] /ˈræb ət/
noun
1.
a hardwood block used for rubbing marble before polishing.
Origin of rabot
< French: plane
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  • The French soldier is intelligent because he has imagination, and rabot understood.

  • It was during the struggle with Maximilian that the rabot was constructed at Ghent, in 1489.

    The Spell of Flanders

    Edward Neville Vose
  • Four marines only, out of the 60 in the reserve of Commander rabot, succeeded in escaping.

    Dixmude Charles Le Goffic
  • Meantime rabot had come up with the others, who never guessed for a moment that he was not their own master.

  • During the illness of the rabot boy she had said that the child was worse than anyone imagined, and that he would never recover.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • rabot agreed, nodding his head as though to say: "Oh, yes, it's a hard thing to bring up!"

  • To bar the way to the bridges of Dixmude, Commander rabot, with a battalion, hurried to the support of the left wing of the front.

    Dixmude Charles Le Goffic
  • Of the reserve under Commander rabot, driven from ditch to ditch, its commander killed or missing, only fifteen men were left.

    Dixmude Charles Le Goffic

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