highway+robber

  • 1 highway robbery — highway robber. 1. robbery committed on a highway against travelers, as by a highwayman. 2. Informal. a price or fee that is unreasonably high; exorbitant charge. [1770 80] * * * …

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  • 2 robber — Synonyms and related words: bandit, bank robber, body snatcher, booster, brigand, buccaneer, burglar, bushranger, cat burglar, cat man, chicken thief, con man, corsair, cracksman, crook, den of thieves, embezzler, filcher, footpad, freebooter,… …

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  • 3 highway robbery — noun 1. an exorbitant price what they are asking for gas these days is highway robbery • Hypernyms: ↑price, ↑terms, ↑damage 2. robbery of travellers on or near a public road • Hypernyms: ↑robbery * * * …

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  • 4 Robber baron — The term robber baron ( de. Raubritter) dates back to the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, originally referring to certain feudal lords of land through which the Rhine River in Europe flowed. They abused their positions by stopping passing… …

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  • 5 highway — noun (esp. AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ wide ▪ three lane, two lane, etc. ▪ a four lane highway ▪ divided (AmE) ▪ …

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  • 6 robber — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ armed, masked (esp. BrE) ▪ bank, train ▪ grave, tomb ▪ highway …

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  • 7 David "Robber" Lewis — David Lewis, known as Davy or Robber Lewis (March 4, 1790 – 1820), was an American criminal who became known as the Robin Hood of Pennsylvania for his style of crime. Lewis was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He began his criminal career as a… …

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  • 8 squire of the pad — highway robber …

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  • 9 highwayrobbery — highway robbery n. 1. Robbery usually of travelers on or near a public road. 2. Informal. The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee.   highway robber n. * * * …

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  • 10 mugger — Synonyms and related words: Mafioso, Young Turk, aggressor, assailant, assailer, assaulter, attacker, bank robber, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, bomber, bookworm, bruiser, brute, bushranger, demon, devil, dragon, failing student, fiend, fire …

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  • 11 κιξάλλαι — κιξάλλης highway robber masc nom/voc pl κιξάλλᾱͅ , κιξάλλης highway robber masc dat sg (doric aeolic) …

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  • 12 JOHANAN BEN NAPPAḤA — (c. 180–c. 279), one of the most prominent Palestinian amoraim of the second generation whose teachings comprise a major portion of the Jerusalem Talmud (TJ), and a significant portion of the Babylonian Talmud as well. The fact that R. Johanan s… …

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  • 13 On the road — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 14 Road — (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 15 Road agent — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 16 Road book — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 17 road kill — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 18 Road metal — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 19 Road roller — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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  • 20 Road runner — Road Road (r[=o]), n. [AS. r[=a]d a riding, that on which one rides or travels, a road, fr. r[=i]dan to ride. See {Ride}, and cf. {Raid}.] 1. A journey, or stage of a journey. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] With easy roads he came to Leicester. Shak.… …

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