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  • Transteverin is the man of the faubourgs, its hammal is the market-porter, its lazzarone is the pegre, its cockney is the native of Ghent.

    Les Miserables

  • Contenson, disguised as a market-porter, had twice already brought home the provisions purchased in the morning by Asie, and had twice got into the little mansion in the Rue Saint – Georges.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Paccard knew the hound by his eyes, as I did when he dressed up as a market-porter.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • Thither he had retired after the death of his father, an old market-porter, who had been crushed by the fall of a basket of potatoes.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • Its majo is called "faraud," its Transteverin is the man of the faubourgs, its hammal is the market-porter, its lazzarone is the pegre, its cockney is the native of Ghent.

    Les Miserables, Volume III, Marius

  • She was an ideal market-porter dressed in woman's clothes.

    Les Miserables, Volume II, Cosette

  • Since the ruin of St. Domingo and the pillaging of grocers 'shops colonial products are dear; the carpenter, the mason, the locksmith, the market-porter, no longer has his early cup of coffee, [2521] while they grumble every morning at the thought of their patriotism being rewarded by an increase of deprivation.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • A market-porter desirous of embracing a discharged prisoner, first asks his permission.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • Let the national-guard who can pay for his uniform, and the active citizen whose three francs of direct tax gives him a privilege, own their guns; the stevedore, the market-porter, the lodger, the passive citizen, whose poverty excludes them from voting must have their pikes, and, in these insurrectionary times, a ballot is not worth a good pike wielded by brawny arms.

    The French Revolution - Volume 2

  • Its majo is called "faraud," its Transteverin is the man of the faubourgs, its hammal is the market-porter, its lazzarone is the pegre, its cockney is the native of

    Les Misérables

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