Bully Ruffians (Grose 1811 Dictionary)
Highwaymen who attack passengers
with paths and imprecations.
Definition taken from
The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue,
originally by Francis Grose.
Bully Cock * Bully Trap
1736 Dictionary of canting and thieving slang
John S. Farmer's collection
canting songs and slang rhymes