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 Road or Roadstead,Roads. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Road-agent.
 
A highwayman in the mountain districts of North America.   1
        “Road-agent is the name applied in the mountains to a ruffian who has given up honest work in the store, in the mine, in the ranch, for the perils and profits of the highway.”—W. Hepworth Dixon: New America, i. 14.
 


 Road or Roadstead,Roads. 

 
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