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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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FROB believes that international investors will take part in Sareb's capital providing some EUR 500 million, Carrascosa added.
5 billion loan from the Spanish bailout fund FROB to Bankia was converted into a 45 percent stake in the bank.
In exchange for the funds, FROB will purchase perpetual convertible preference shares of New Bank that are convertible to voting shares if not redeemed in five years.
The FROB would have to raise debt on the market to purchase the bank stakes.
He said shares could extend gains if sufficient transparency can be delivered so investors can make their own calculations of the risks, and if the recapitalisation mechanisms such as Spain's FROB, Germany's SoFFin and a wider European Financial Stability Facility are available for struggling banks.
The FROB, with a funding capacity of up to 99 billion euros ($123.
45bn) within 15 years, local daily Cinco Dias said, citing the business plan, made by bank restructuring fund FROB with the objective to attract private investors.
The Eurogroup also said money could be funnelled to Spain's FROB bank fund although the government would "retain the full responsibility of the financial assistance".
Following the initial FROB meeting in April with the commission, the Sea Launch partners performed internal inspections of already manufactured and tested RD-171M engines, with the objective of confirming the LOx feed system and pumps were free of debris.
The corrective action and rework plan for all Breeze M upper stages that was established by the Russian State Commission and Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Center (KhSC) was also approved by the FROB.