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  • n. Plural form of highbinder.

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Examples

  • There is some sort of trouble about a boycott of one Man Low Yek, ordered by the highbinders...

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • In 1886, Harpers Weekly had a whole article about highbinders from the excellent HarpWeek archives:

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • It may be that the Chinese 'highbinder' has a discrete origin: thus Asbury _Barbary Coast_ 1933 185: 'The _boo how doy_, popularly known as hatchetmen or highbinders, received regular salaries, with extra pay for exceptional bravery in battle.'

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • Elsewhere, no doubt, the highbinders were attending to each other's wounds.

    Operation Luna

  • Ordinarily that bunch of highbinders wouldn't give away a bucketful of space. '

    The Rolling Stones

  • "He's one of the ringleaders of that gang of highbinders," answered Tom.

    Army Boys on German Soil Our Doughboys Quelling the Mobs

  • Wouldn't I look well, now, handing four hundred pounds over to those highbinders?

    The Silver Horde

  • The Chinese lived their own lives in their own way and settled their own quarrels with the revolvers of their highbinders.

    The City That Was; a requiem of old San Francisco

  • The difference in the makes of guns seemed at once to suggest something to Kennedy and instead of mixing actively in the war of the highbinders he retired to his unfailing laboratory, leaving me to pass the time gathering such information as I could.

    The Dream Doctor

  • You sit there, a fortune in your hands, and you allow a lot of schemers, highbinders, who don't know any more of your affairs or mine than a rabbit, and who haven't any interest in you except to plan what they can get out of you, to frighten you and prevent you from doing the one thing that will save your life.

    The Financier, a novel

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