highway robbery

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an exorbitant price

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robbery of travellers on or near a public road

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Dick Turpin: highway robbery each-way at 9-2 in the week but the value has gone now
We are exercising highway robbery against the [Yemeni] government because it has abused our rights and refused to give us our salaries," the angry soldiers maintain, "We supported the government in its fight against Houthis, but it did not consider our demands.
This is the business that won the RAC's Dick Turpin Award for Highway Robbery.
However, paying for it by more tolls is highway robbery.
Not the kind of run in, run out and make a lot of money -- now it's just kind of highway robbery," he said.
It's panto time at Longwood but if you don't have tickets for Dick Turpin you'll have to resort to highway robbery.
Though the frame of the story seems a little young, the "messages from the past" are more mature, ranging from highway robbery to a young, pregnant widow from Nowhere, being refused admittance to one poorhouse after another.
A brewery boss has named one of his ales Highway Robbery in a protest over speed cameras.
We call that 21st century highway robbery," he says.
For examples of cheat-proof lesson plans, plus other techniques, read Jamie McKenzie's excellent May 1998 article "The New Plagiarism: Seven Antidotes to Prevent Highway Robbery in an Electronic Age," posted on his Web site.
According to Chuck D, it means the end of highway robbery.
Salgado's survey ranges over such subjects as London low-life, the dangers of highway robbery and pickpockets, the arbitrariness of justice, and the terrors of incarceration, and he also discusses such marginal activities as alchemy, witchcraft, and astrology.
The prosecution had charged the three convicts with involvement in armed gang to implement looting and highway robbery acts in Marib, where they assaulted on March 15 in 2011 on the victim Ali Hazza al-Selwi.
PAUL BLACKWELL SAYS: "Dick Turpin is alive and well, but instead of highway robbery it's airport robbery.
March 7, 2013 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese foreign ministry on Thursday summoned the Canadian charge d'affaires in Khartoum Dominique Rossetti to protest a statement by Ottawa which condemned the ruling against a man convicted of a 2006 highway robbery.
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