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roebuck

[roh-buhk] /ˈroʊˌbʌk/
noun, plural roebucks (especially collectively) roebuck.
1.
a male roe deer.
Origin of roebuck
1350-1400
First recorded in 1350-1400, roebuck is from the Middle English word robucke. See roe2, buck1
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  • He could not see how Mr. roebuck's motion could be resisted.

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  • Mr. roebuck gave notice of the appointment of his committee.

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  • “It seems to be a melodious language,” said Mr. roebuck, greatly amused.

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  • He bought three at roebuck's, in City Road, and took them to his house by taxi.

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  • roebuck was one of those men who say their prayers in a patronizing tone.

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  • Partridge saw how, and how seriously, roebuck had blundered.

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  • I did not dare communicate my suspicions to my "dear friend" roebuck.

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  • "Let's go back to the Holland," said I to roebuck, in a weary, bored tone.

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  • roebuck was silent, glancing furtively at me now and then, not knowing what to think.

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  • I choked back the surge of repulsion and said to roebuck: "Then where shall I sit?"

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British Dictionary definitions for roebuck

roebuck

/ˈrəʊˌbʌk/
noun (pl) -bucks, -buck
1.
the male of the roe deer
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Word Origin and History for roebuck
n.

c.1200, from roe (n.2) + buck (n.1). Cf. Dutch reebok, German Rehbock, Danish raabuck.

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