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General Crossword Questions for “highwayman”

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  • On his demand, prompt delivery meant not being late
  • Transport minister who said, "Stand and deliver!"?

Encyclopedia

  • For other uses, see Highwayman (disambiguation). Asalto al coche (Robbery of the coach), by Francisco de Goya. A highwayman was a thief who preyed on travellers, particularly one who travelled by horse; those who robbed on foot were called footpads. — “Highwayman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Highwayman" is a contemporary country music ballad written by songwriter Jimmy Webb, four different places in time and history, a highwayman, a sailor, a construction worker. — “Highwayman (song) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Highwayman, consisting of ten tracks, was released as a follow-up to the successful single of the same name and the title track "Highwayman", a Jimmy Webb cover, hit the top of the country charts and was followed up by. — “Highwayman (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • We praise the banker that we may overdraw our account, and find good qualities in the highwayman in the hope that he may spare our pockets. — “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde
  • As I sat on the hillside, watching the tail-light dwindle, I reflected on the various kinds of crime I had now sampled. Contrary to general belief, I was not a murderer, but I had become an unholy liar, a shameless impostor, and a highwayman with a marked taste for expensive motor-cars. — “The Thirty-Nine Steps” by John Buchan
  • She had lately remitted the trespass of a stage-coachman, who had overturned her post-chaise into a ditch; nay, she had even broken the law, in refusing to prosecute a highwayman who had robbed her, not only of a sum of money, but of her ear-rings; at the same time d–ning her, and saying, "Such handsome b–s as you don't want jewels to set them off, and be d–n'd to you." But now, so uncertain are our tempers, and so much do we at different times differ from ourselves, she would hear of no mitigation; nor could all the affected penitence of Honour, nor all the entreaties of Sophia for her own servant, prevail with her to desist from earnestly desiring her brother to execute justiceship (for it was indeed a syllable more than justice) on the wench. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • The barber, however, was not so ready to relinquish the prize he had made in the pack-saddle; on the contrary, he raised such an outcry that everyone in the inn came running to know what the noise and quarrel meant. "Here, in the name of the king and justice!" he cried, "this thief and highwayman wants to kill me for trying to recover my property." — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes

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