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frob

/frob/ 1. [MIT] The TMRC definition was "FROB = a protruding arm or trunnion"; by metaphoric extension, a "frob" is any random small thing; an object that you can comfortably hold in one hand; something you can frob (sense 2). See frobnitz.

2. Abbreviated form of frobnicate.

3. [MUD] A command on some MUDs that changes a player's experience level (this can be used to make wizards); also, to request wizard privileges on the "professional courtesy" grounds that one is a wizard elsewhere. The command is actually "frobnicate" but is universally abbreviated to the shorter form.

frob

To manipulate and adjust dials and buttons for fun. From the term "frobnicate," of course.
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Comment: Auction conducted by the Single Resolution Board and FROB as Popular neared insolvency.
5 billion loan from the Spanish bailout fund FROB to Bankia was converted into a 45 percent stake in the bank.
The FROB would invest in the cajas at market rates subject to European Union anti-trust approval, a government source told Reuters.
Jose Antonio Olavarrieta did not rule out the possibility of banks having to seek more capital from the Bank of Spain's restructuring fund FROB, however.
I would like to thank the nine operators, two underwriters and independent outside experts who participated in the ILS FROB process for their professionalism and diligence.
Contract notice: Conduct of the external audit of the annual accounts of the frob and the fund for the years 2016, 2017 and 2018 national resolution.
22 July 2014 - Spanish lender Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BME:BBVA) on Tuesday said it had won an auction to acquire local sector player Catalunya Banc SA from Spain's bank restructuring fund FROB for EUR1.
The nation's bank rescue fund, FROB, said on Friday that it had chosen Goldman Sachs to advise it on the sale of part of the government's controlling stake in nationalised lender, Bankia.
FROB holds, which will grant Caixabank control of at least 90% of the
SeeNews) - Nov 13, 2012 - Spanish bad bank Sareb, designed to take up the toxic assets of the national troubled banking sector, has February next year as a deadline to attract foreign private investors, Antonio Carrascosa, general director of bank restructuring fund FROB, said, cited by the Spanish media.
According to the calendar laid down in the MoU, the Commission is set to approve the restructuring and the resolution plans of group 1 banks (banks held by the FROB, including BFA/Bankia and Catalunya Caixa) by the end of November.
The newspaper cited insiders of the talks involving Spain's central bank and bank restructuring fund FROB.