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Male forename.

Robin Goodfellow a mischievous sprite or goblin believed, especially in the 16th and 17th centuries, to haunt the English countryside; he is also called Puck.

Robin Hood a semi-legendary English medieval outlaw, reputed to have robbed the rich and helped the poor. Although he is generally associated with Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, it seems likely that the real Robin Hood operated in Yorkshire in the early 13th century.

Robin Hood, with his lover Maid Marian, is traditionally also a leading figure in the morris dance.

Robin Hood could brave all weathers but a thaw wind proverbial saying, mid 19th century; a thaw wind is a cold wind which accompanies the breaking up of frost.

Robin Hood's barn the type of an out-of-the-way place, usually in round Robin Hood's barn by a circuitous route.

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