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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.
References in classic literature ?
'Frob the cuttry, but subthig in your way, or I'b bistaked.'
Comment: Auction conducted by the Single Resolution Board and FROB as Popular neared insolvency.
FROB has two outstanding bonds of EUR520m maturing in April 2017 and EUR2,505m maturing in July 2016.
long-term debt and deposit ratings of NCG Banco, following the FROB's
On May 10, an earlier E4.5 billion loan from the Spanish bailout fund FROB to Bankia was converted into a 45 percent stake in the bank.
The state-backed bank restructuring fund (FROB) would then take stakes in the banks - known as cajas - which fail to attract private investment, the source said.
The state-backed bank restructuring fund (FROB) would then take stakes in the banks -- known as cajas -- that fail to attract private investment, the source said.
The state-backed bank restructuring fund (FROB) would then take stakes in the banks which fail to attract private investment, the source said.
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 Bank of Spain on Saturday replaced CajaSur's managers with representatives from its Fund for Orderly Bank Reconstruction (FROB) after the Cordobabased bank refused to merge with Unicaja, a larger, profitable savings bank in based Malaga.
CajaSur will now have access to the Fund for Orderly Bank Restructuring (FROB), the Bank of Spain said in a statement.
FROB, Spain' state bank rescue fund in charge of local nationalised banks, told the news agency that the deal would see the transfer of the mortgage portfolio to a securitisation fund at a price equal to the EUR4.2bn book value of the loans.