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 Roach.Road or Roadstead, 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
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.”   1
   King of Roads [Rhodes]. John London Macadam (1756–1836).   2
   The law of the road   3
“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.”

 Roach.Road or Roadstead, 

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