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Gang (noun)

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Gang. n.s. [from the verb.] A number herding together; a troop; a company; a tribe; a herd. It is seldom used but in contempt or abhorrence.

Oh, you panderly rascals! there's a knot, a gang, a pack, a conspiracy against me. Shakes. Merry Wives of Windsor.

As a gang of thieves were robbing a house, a mastiff fell a barking. L'Estrange, Fable 21.

Admitted in among the gang,
He acts and talks as they befriend him.

Sources: L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor (95) · Prior, Matthew (162)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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