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Hood, Robin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHood, RobinRobin HoodHood, Robin   see Robin HoodRobin HoodˌRobin ˈHood  in old English stories, a man who lived as an outlaw in Sherwood Forest in central England, with his followers, known as his ‘Merry Men’. These included Friar Tuck, Little John, and Maid Marian. His enemy is the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, who is always trying to catch him. Robin Hood is usually shown dressed in green clothes, holding a bow. He is remembered especially for robbing the rich and giving to the poor, and people use his name to describe a situation in which money is taken from rich people and given to poor people a new higher-rate tax that will have a ‘Robin Hood effect’ on income distribution
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