Sentence Examples


  • It was a favourite resort of highwaymen, whose bodies were exposed on gibbets along the road.
  • Andalusia is still famous for its bull-fighters; and every outlying hamlet has its legends of highwaymen and contraband.
  • Finchley Common was formerly one of the most notorious resorts of highwaymen near London; the Great North Road crossed it, and it was a haunt of Dick Turpin and Jack Sheppard, and was still dangerous to cross at night at the close of the 18th century.
  • After the organization of the Territory, except for the appearance of organized bands of highwaymen in 1877-1879, there was little turbulence, in marked contrast with conditions in some of the neighbouring Territories.
  • Crime was rampant, highwaymen terrorized the roads, footpads infested the streets, burglaries were of constant occurrence, river thieves on the Thames committed depredations wholesale.

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