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Gentlemen of the road or Knights of the road. Highwaymen. In the latter a double pun is implied. A first-class highwayman, like Robin Hood, is a “Colossus of Roads.”

King of Roads
[Rhodes]. John Loudon Macadam (1756-1836). The law of the road -

The law of the road is a paradox quite,
In riding or driving along;
If you go to the left you are sure to go right.
If you go to the right you go wrong.
Road

or Roadstead, as “Yarmouth Roads,” a place where ships can ride at anchor. (French, rader, to anchor in a rade; Anglo-Saxon, rad, a road or place for riding.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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