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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sorbin (Chem) An unfermentable sugar, isomeric with glucose, found in the ripe berries of the rowan tree, or sorb, and extracted as a sweet white crystalline substance; -- called also mountain-ash sugar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sorbin A glucose sugar (C6H12O6), obtained from mountain-ash berries. It is crystalline, is very sweet, and reduces copper solutions, but does not ferment with yeast.
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In literature:

Sorbin is the only priest of the capital who is distinctly associated with the act of the Government.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton