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HighwaymenBand of Merry Men
Robin Hood’s brigands. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
English highwayman whose gang slew and ate their victims. [Brit. Folklore: Misc.]
17th-century British highwayman; subject of ballads. [Br. Legend: Harvey, 256]
stole, especially from the Doone clan. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
the loves an innkeeper’s daughter, who vainly tries to save him from capture. [Br. Poetry: Noyes “The Highwayman” ]
outlaw; stole from rich to give to poor. [Br. Lit.: Robin Hood]
the “Gentleman Highwayman”; associate of Dick Turpin. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 363]
highwayman hero of the opera. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]
highwaymen; worked their crimes by night. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
Robin Hood of Scotland. [Br. Lit.: Rob Roy]
(1706–1739) enjoyed short and brutal career as horsestealer and highwayman. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2808]
treacherous and crafty brigand. [Br. Lit.: Beggar’s Opera]
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