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- n. A costermonger
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who hawks about fruit, green vegetables, fish, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as costermonger.
- n. Eccles., the side hangings of an altar.
- n. A piece of tapestry or carpeting used as a small hanging, as the valance of a bed, the hanging border of a tablecloth, and the like.
- n. Also called costering.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
So a coster is twice as likely to lose his reason as a soldier, and five times as likely as a farmer.
So a coster is twice as likely to lose his reason as a soldier, and five times as likely as
"coster" -- "drawing him," while Horace Mayhew took down everything the man said.
I feel as if my life and my eternal happiness depend upon my emulating a wild Indian, or a London 'coster' boy.
Another star of the halls, Albert Chevalier, sang "coster" songs, inaugurating the "pearly king" costume that would become a London staple, warbling: "Knock 'em in the Old Kent Road."
When it was over, and Mugridge was back in the galley, he became greasily radiant, and went about his work, humming coster songs in a nerve-racking and discordant falsetto.
(Whatever they're up to, they'll probably try to do the same for whatever the revamped moon program is, so need to pay attention - seems to be a big coster with high potential for bigtime overruns).
We fought a lot, and while the emotional roller coster was sometimes exhilarating, it had grown tiresome.
She smiled into the Virgin's eyes, and that lady delivered herself of a coster ballad with more art than she was aware.
I enjoyed it the first time as a pure emotional roller-coster ride, now I enjoy it as movie about something “more” then that - as a movie that actually has something to say about the medium and the genre itself, instead of just offering us an hour and a half of suspense.
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