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Beware Of … Brigands?

So, in a cautionary text to my daughter I warned her against brigands. Brigands? The word, giving testament to a childhood with my nose buried in classic stories, just popped up. At least I didn't tell her to beware of knaves and highwaymen -- Cheryl-Anne Millsap, via Facebook.

Question: Do you have a favorite, old-fashion word for brigands and other bad guys?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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