- A dacoit stepped into view, crouched down, and carefully trained the piece. - "Jack Haydon's Quest", John Finnemore.
- The young sahib save my life also when the dacoit thought to chop off my head. - "Jack Haydon's Quest", John Finnemore.
- Many of these rock fortresses were at various times the headquarters of famous Dacoit leaders, and unless the summits happened to be commanded from some higher ground within gunshot range they were all but impregnable, except by starvation. - "Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril", G. A. Henty.