Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who robs a railway-train.
“In the place of the highwayman of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries came the motor-car bandit and the train-robber.”
“All right, but the stunt is ter keep our eyes peeled fer ther train-robber syndicate's office.”
“To-morrow we start for the West, and the capture of the head men of the train-robber syndicate, and the extermination of the business.”
“As he rode out into the night, over a dark trail in the direction of Ord, he uttered a short, grim, sardonic laugh at the hope that he might be taken for a train-robber.”
“That afternoon a horseman rode in from Bradford, an outlaw evidently well known and liked by his fellows, and Duane beard him say, before he could possibly have been told the train-robber was in Ord, that the loss of money in the holdup was slight.”
“You can be very splendid when you want to give a man that whitewashed feeling; he isn't right sure whether he's on the map or not," reproached the train-robber.”
“You aren't a train-robber or a horsethief, or -- anything, are you?" she asked him presently.”
“It is easy to make a hero out of a noble character; it is equally easy to make a hero out of a thorough scoundrel, a train-robber, or a murderer.”
“Her train-robber father said the boy must have something in him even if he didn't look it, and old Angus said he still believed the girl to be nothing but a yellow-haired soubrette; but what should we expect of a woman, after all?”
“On the way they passed this here yellow-haired daughter of the old train-robber that there had been talk of the boy making a match with.”
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