Ned buzzed by, picked up two of the thugs, and hauled them off to the cells.
I have to browbeat, bribe, blackmail and bulldoze you thugs into doing a simple job.
The thugs lay in wait for the men with pokes from the "inside."
Murdoch remained outside, and one of the thugs reached for him.
This place had formerly been noted for the thieves and thugs that infested it.