Definitions

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  • n. The outlaw lifestyle of a bushranger.

Etymologies

bush +‎ ranging (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is almost impossible for an Englishwoman in any part of the world, no matter how rough she may become, even in bushranging, to view dirt with calm and indifference.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Without it they would have lapsed into the old bushranging recklessness, lapsed into the profound indifference which was basic in them.

    Kangaroo

  • Our adventurer, who had not been seen by any of the witnesses during the affray, and who had been found unarmed after it was over, was next examined before a magistrate, and his examination ended in his committal to take his trial at the same time and place with Andrew McCoy, for bushranging and robbery, both of which at that time were equally capital offences with the most cold-blooded brutal murder.

    Ralph Rashleigh

  • Rapid development of bushranging (lawlessness of escaped convicts and other bandits, who terrorized the more remote areas).

    1813

  • To give away bushranging and to cross the briny sea.

    The Streets of Forbes (2)

  • To give away bushranging and to cross the raging sea

    Streets of Forbes

  • Squatter's Dream_, reappeared in 1890 as a successor to the famous bushranging story.

    Australian Writers

  • Sphinx of Eaglehawk_, the shortest of all his works, might have been an excerpt from The _Miner's Right_; and the scene of _The Crooked Stick_ is an inland station in New South Wales in the days of bushranging and disastrous droughts.

    Australian Writers

  • Starlight, though he is not, and cannot be, a portrait of any single colonial outlaw of real life, is sufficiently natural to consistently represent in both his conduct and adventures much that was typical of Australian bushranging forty years ago and later.

    Australian Writers

  • Australian literature, which his account affords of bushranging life from the bushranger's own point of view.

    Australian Writers

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