from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lawless life of a bush-ranger.


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  • Cases presumably ranged from petty crime eg public drunkedness to bush-ranging and bank robberies.

    C19th courthouse architecture: rural Victoria

  • The finish of the whole thing was this, that we made up our minds to turn out in the bush-ranging line.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • They were the head men of a gang that mostly went in for horse-stealing, and only did a bit of regular bush-ranging when they was sure of getting clear off.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • Aileen could do stopping any longer in the Hollow, unless she meant to follow up bush-ranging for a living.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • However, he and little Maitland matured their plans together, and coming to the conclusion that they could not very well have any satisfaction from Mr Capstan without telling tales, they determined to steal away from the ship when she got into harbour, and run away ashore up into the bush, Val Maitland retailing for Teddy's benefit the most wonderful stories anent gold-digging and bush-ranging -- stories that cordially agreed with his own fancy.

    Teddy The Story of a Little Pickle

  • And, for the bush-ranging land forces, they had certain marks on the body by which they knew their own party, and which served as a temporary watchword.

    Samoa, A Hundred Years Ago And Long Before

  • We must camp before we were hurried into the first "rips" of the stream, and before night made bush-ranging and camp-duties difficult.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 10, No. 61, November, 1862

  • I declare, you've quite the old bush-ranging air to-night.

    Jan A Dog and a Romance

  • 'As a matter of fact,' he said, 'I was bush-ranging this afternoon, among the furze-bushes on the Heath, but I had no luck.

    The Story of the Treasure Seekers

  • The Fort was garrissoned by His Majesty's soldiers, and I did not conceive that they were much fitted for bush-ranging, which I afterwards found to be the case, but they would always fight well enough, though often to no good purpose, which was not their fault so much as the headstrong leadership which persisted in making them come to close quarters while at a disadvantage.

    Crooked Trails


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