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  • All such proofs of a ready mind and skilful handiwork were highly acceptable to the aristocratic hucksteress, so long as she could murmur to herself with a grim smile, and a half-natural sigh, and a sentiment of mixed wonder, pity, and growing affection, --

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • Now, in that very house, to be the hucksteress of a cent-shop.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • All such proofs of a ready mind, and skilful handiwork, were highly acceptable to the aristocratic hucksteress, so long as she could murmur to herself, with a grim smile, and a half-natural sigh, and a sentiment of mixed wonder, pity, and growing affection, --

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • When therefore Howell and others employ ‘hucksteress’, they fall into the same barbarous excess of expression, whereof we are all guilty, when we use

    English Past and Present

  • Some of the rabble began to chaffer with this ancient hucksteress.

    The Rise of the Dutch Republic — Volume 10: 1566, part I

  • All such proofs of a ready mind and skilful handiwork were highly acceptable to the aristocratic hucksteress, so long as she could murmur to herself with a grim smile, and a half-natural sigh, and a sentiment of mixed wonder, pity, and growing affection: --

    House of the Seven Gables

  • ‘detractress’ (Addison); ‘hucksteress’ (Howell); ‘tutoress’

    English Past and Present

  • "'Ha, hucksteress! thou mournest for the traders more than for

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

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