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  • n  a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it

  • George Lyon may have considered himself a highwayman, but it's said that his only successful holdup was of the Liverpool mail coach, for which he and two accomplices were .
  • En route to London, she outwits a dashing highwayman (Richard Johnson) and meets her husband-to-be, George Sanders, who steals the show as a passionate Puritan debilitated by .
  • The highwayman was not content until the flask was nearly empty.
Quotes

  • Abraham Lincoln in New York Times
    The whole situation brings to mind what Abraham Lincoln said, in his great Cooper Union speech in 1860, about secessionists who blamed the critics of slavery for the looming civil war: "A highwayman holds a pistol to my ear, and mutters through his...
  • Benjamin Franklin in NewsWithViews.com
    Benjamin Franklin, one of our founding fathers, said, "A highwayman is as much a robber when he plunders in a gang as when single; and a nation that makes an unjust war is only a great gang."
  • John Simm in Ham and High Broadway
    John Simm added: "My family and I love Spiazzo and I would personally protest about this with a placard - except I'm in South Africa pretending to be a highwayman for a TV series."

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