road agent


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n road agent a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Road agent a highwayman, especially on the stage routes of the unsettled western parts of the United States; -- a humorous euphemism.
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In literature:

I didn't stop to hear more, but went forward to see what the road agents had got away with.
"The Great K. & A. Robbery" by Paul Liechester Ford
The road agents had a fine organization, and they knew every man going out with dust.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Now he was Emperor of Rome, and then he had fought against robbers and road-agents in a new country.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
I'll have our special agent Adair, the road detective, find out who bought that liquor.
"Ralph on the Overland Express" by Allen Chapman
The old cimmaron thinks it's road agents stickin' him up.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
When the end and the agent have been determined, there remains but to discover the means, the road whereby the end may be reached.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
Thompson, the Government Agent, is away hell-for-leather with Morrison on the Coldcreek Road.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
The road agents had gone straight to the larger cities.
"Gold" by Stewart White
He was quickly followed by Andy and the freight agent, and off they went at a spanking gait down the smooth road.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
There are no brigands, thieves or road agents in this district.
"Lord Stranleigh Abroad" by Robert Barr

In poetry:

Pray let us here observe the odds
How law and grace take counter roads,
The law of works no promise spake
Unto the agent, but the act.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Since we agreed to let the road between us
Fall to disuse,
And bricked our gates up, planted trees to screen us,
And turned all time's eroding agents loose,
Silence, and space, and strangers - our neglect
Has not had much effect.
"No Road" by Philip Larkin

In news:

Or slash payroll to make a free-agent killing down the road.
The GBI is investigating a double homicide in Wayne County GBI Agent Mike McDaniel said a coworker of the individuals found dead went to check on them Friday at a house on Madry Springs Road in Odum when the bodies were discovered.
The Rockford Area Music Industry ( RAMI ) will host a Holiday Party for musicians, booking agents and venue operators from 6 to 9 pm, Thursday, Nov 15, at Giovanni's, 610 N Bell School Road, Rockford.
MCALLEN — Border Patrol agents report that they have a suspect in custody and they will be facing smuggling charges for holding illegal immigrants in two apartments on the 300 block of La Vista road.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Medina County Chapter 385 is sponsoring a Symposium on Agent Orange noon to 2 pm Nov 3 at the First Baptist Church of Medina, 3646 Medina Road (Just west of Buehler's).
Agent Orange isn't history to many Hampton Roads vets.
The suspect, Martel Valencia-Cortez, ran from agents near Viejas Casino on Willows Road in Alpine , the US Border Patrol said.
The US Customs and Border Protection says a shipment of rice at the port of Hampton Roads will be destroyed or exported after agents found an invasive beetle .
On Saturday, Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village Troop agents gathered at the Oak Park Pavilions grocery store on Lindero Canyon Road to collect groceries to deliver to MANNA.
Open Road has formed a digital distribution service, Open Road Distribution , which will offer authors, agents and independent publishers the ability to digitize their entire catalogues of published books.
His mother, a real-estate agent, showed him a restaurant called The Pizza Place on New Market Road.
Select Real Estate of Estero, 9250 Corkscrew Road, Suite 8, has recognized its leading agents in November.
Agent Mike Garcia, of the Harry Norman Realtors Forsyth/Lake Lanier office, announced an open house event Nov 24 from 11 am to 2 pm at 2490 Hurt Bridge Road in Cumming.
In addition to my role as a State Farm Insurance agent, I am a member of the Sherburne County Safe Roads Coalition and our primary focus is to decrease traffic deaths and serious injuries in Sherburne County and beyond.
Earlier today FBI and Department of Homeland Security agents descended on the Burkhardt road IHOP, due to an ongoing investigation.

In science:

All agents travel on the same road and wish to arrive at time t∗ .
Effective Free Energy for Individual Dynamics