costermonger

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Synonyms for costermonger

a hawker of fruit and vegetables from a barrow

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8, The Dale End Academy, Costermongers, Eddies Gough Street and now Subside have all closed, venues in one of the oldest musical communities that was created in Birmingham - metal.
Aware of the ever-darkening menace consisting of industrial scale torture and brutality that has arrived on the doorsteps of the nation, these radicals stop short of examining how capitalism is implicated in such brutality, preferring instead to offer courses on images of costermongers, high steel workers or Rembrandt's spectacle-pedlar.
Not only did the brightly painted topsides of the Clipper 708 add colour to the scene in Sullivans Cove, the crew of Great Britain even came along to the prize giving at the RYCT dressed in colourful apparel reminiscent of the London's costermongers.
Q DOES anyone know why costermongers cover their clothes with pearl buttons?
The goblins, similar to Covent Garden Market costermongers who,
He worked for much of his life at the Bank of Scotland in London, rising to the rank of Chief Cashier, but his hobby was making collecting trips to working-class areas where he acquired material from sites such as herbalist shops, the barrows of costermongers and dockyards.
Besides prowlers and idlers, we were mechanics, dock-labourers, costermongers, petty tradesmen, small clerks, milliners, stay-makers, shoe-binders, slop-workers, poor workers in a hundred highways and byways.
He used interviews and research to paint an immense canvas: costermongers, street sellers (of everything from boot-laces to ginger-nuts), street-buyers, chimney sweeps, entertainers, rat-men, musicians, vagrants, prostitutes, thieves, artists, keepers of cheap lodging-houses, beggars, cheats, pickpockets and on and on.
Although comets and costermongers behave in different senses of the word, it is just as possible, according to many observers, to formulate laws describing the behavior of the latter as of the former.
I remember costermongers shouting their wares on the old Shambles at the bottom side of the Market Hall.
In 1875,Henry Croft, an orphan who worked on a market had always been enchanted by the costermongers and their outfits.
During the nineteenth century, Catherine Gallagher notes "a growing hostility towards groups that seem to represent a realm of exchange divorced from production," citing costermongers, traders, and usurers as examples (1986, 43).
In London Labour and the London Poor (1851-62) Henry Mayhew not only records meeting with groups of costermongers who gathered on long summer evenings to hear cheap installment fiction read aloud to them by the more literate men amongst them, but also the thirst for reading felt by a London 'sweet-stuff maker': the man purchased the paper for wrapping sweets from stationery or old bookshops and thus sometimes 'he got works in this way in sheets which had never been cut, and which he retained to be read at his short intervals of leisure, and then used to wrap his goods in.
The district of St Giles, bordering on to Drury Lane, was a centre for beggars and thieves and the headquarters for street-sellers and costermongers, though in Ireland it had a reputation for being generous in the matter of poor relief.