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desperado
used in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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Definition
a bold outlaw — especially from the American old west
  • At last she come and begun to ask me questions, but I COULDN'T answer them straight, I didn't know which end of me was up; because these men was in such a fidget now that some was wanting to start right NOW and lay for them desperadoes, and saying it warn't but a few minutes to midnight; and others was trying to get them to hold on and wait for the sheep-signal; and here was Aunty pegging away at the questions, and me a-shaking all over and ready to sink down in my tracks I was that...
    Chapter Xl (32% in)
desperadoes = bold outlaws
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