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  • When they spot someone across the square unloading a minivan in front of the greengrocer's they shout as-salamu alaykum, Arabic for peace be upon you.

    Sweden: Malmö's immigrants adjust to life in gunman's sights

  • Inside the greengrocer's, the owner, Hussein Muhammad, says he has noticed a difference in people's attitude since the shootings.

    Sweden: Malmö's immigrants adjust to life in gunman's sights

  • The other sleeve contains a good spread of genres over two floors of a late Victorian former greengrocer's store.

    Independent bookshops in south-east England

  • At the time she was living in the Pennine village of Tintwistle, where her father worked in the Wall's sausage factory and her mother was an assistant at the local greengrocer's.

    The Saturday interview: Vivienne Westwood

  • Dad's repertoire was limited – I can remember mince and chips, beef stew which my brothers called "Dad's gruel" enlivened with a packet of pot herbs from the greengrocer's, but best of all was hot meat pie with gravy.

    Family life

  • Kay points out that that statement runs against nearly anything that the now-defunct Soviet-era Communist regimes really wanted; it is a gesture of the greengrocer's intention to signal conformity and avoid trouble.

    Robert Teitelman: Kay on Havel, Orwell and the Greengrocer

  • His father had filled one sketchbook with drawings of fruit and vegetables so painstakingly detailed that at first glance they could be mistaken for black-and-white photographs, almost a greengrocer's catalogue, each specimen on display from various angles — above, below, tilted in all sorts of ways — as well as segmented, peeled, halved, sliced.

    Watershed

  • It appears that A medical student was stabbed to death ina greengrocer's after a row over the attempted theft of a 20p orange.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • While I'm irritated by the greengrocer's apostrophe the one used unnecessarily in plurals, such as carrot's or CD's, that's not enough to make a truly bad sign.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • One version of the story has Holker hidden for six weeks by a London woman with a greengrocer's stall before he got away to Holland and on to Paris, which he reached in 1746.

    'The Industrial Revolutionaries'

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