road agent


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Synonyms for road agent

a holdup man who stops a vehicle and steals from it

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Hard-pressed small towns and their road agents, like Whitefield's Steve Kenison, must live in the present and deal with the practical economic realities.
The South Wales Trunk Road Agent is responsible for the motorway and trunk roads from the Severn Bridge in the east to Milford Haven in the west and extends northwards through Fishguard as far as the Ceredigion County boundary, Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Merthyr Tydfil, Abergavenny and Monmouth.
The South Wales Trunk Road Agent is responsible for the motorway and trunk roads from the Severn Bridge in the east, Milford Haven in the west and extends northwards through Fishguard as far as the Ceredigion County Boundary, Carmarthen, Llandeilo, Llandovery, Merthyr Tydfil, Abergavenny and Monmouth.
DeArment, the author of books on law and order in the American West, tells of the experiences of road agents who wreaked havoc on the roadways of Deadwood in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s, and the shotgun messengers who tried to protect stagecoach passengers and their cargo.
HOUSE HUNTING: Rebecca and brother Sam visit Allerton Road agents Picture: PETER GODDARD Picture: PETER GODDARD
Coping with road agents, as stage robbers like Black Bart were called, were company detectives led by Jim Hume, who pioneered modern techniques of detection in his office when he was not in the saddle assisting sheriffs and marshals in their duties as lawmen.
The centres are manned sevendays-a-week 24-hrs a day by staff who monitor the strategic operation and status of the network in conjunction with the police and trunk road agents who deal with incidents as necessary.
Named for the Bannock Indians, this was home of Sheriff Henry Plummer, who, with his gang of road agents, robbed and murdered miners for their gold before town vigilantes strung him up on January 10, 1864.
24) By then, the question of feudal tenure had been resolved by legislation and the Bureau of Agriculture was becoming the administrator of a network of locally-situated information agents: emigration officials, agricultural boards, colonization road agents, officers of fever hospitals, and so on.
Assault on the Deadwood Stage: Road Agents and Shotgun Messengers in an in-depth study of crime and combative measures in the Old West, specifically the rash of robberies perpetrated upon the stagecoaches traveling to and from the 1870s boomtown of Deadwood in Dakota territory.
Under the agreement, Capita Symonds will also assist the council to deliver its services to the National Assembly, as trunk road agents for Mid Wales.
After the discovery, at Alder Gulch, the rush was on: within months, some 10,000 gold-seekers, merchants, road agents, card sharks; .
Prior Information Notice: Welsh trunk road agents all wales training framework: network operations motorway and trunk roads.