Definitions

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  • n. The person in charge of a stall (small open-fronted shop).

Etymologies

stall +‎ keeper (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The stallkeeper had raised a hand in a peculiar gesture when the beggar had pointed his way.

    Song of Time

  • Then he saw how the stallkeeper had disappeared so thoroughly-behind the flimsy tent, almost invisible in the deepening shadows, a large crack parted the stonework.

    Song of Time

  • He must have looked ready to drop with hunger, because the stallkeeper, clearing his brazier for the day, left a haunch of lamb on it and nodded to Cheyne as he seemed to melt into the wall.

    Song of Time

  • But Kestrel knew that Robin had no intention of doing anything that would give the stallkeeper an excuse for further rudeness.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • The successful women, bumped and jostled by the rest, were trying to make off with their saucepans while dozens of others clamoured round the stall, accusing the stallkeeper of favouritism and of having more saucepans somewhere in reserve.

    Nineteen Eighty-Four

  • Apart from its own peculiar and particularly pungent odours, the markets are peopled with a class of stallkeeper who do not exactly keep their tongue in their pocket, as the French say.

    The World in Chains Some Aspects of War and Trade

  • Very often his aunt had stopped to exchange ideas with the old stallkeeper, while he examined the counter which was spread with a napkin, the carafe of liquorice-water that stood on it, and the lemon that served as stopper.

    The Aspirations of Jean Servien

  • "Come and see me to-morrow," the stallkeeper called out to the old maid,

    The Fat and the Thin

  • If they happened to get separated, they sought one another behind the petticoats of every stallkeeper in the markets, amongst the boxes and under the cabbages.

    The Fat and the Thin

  • un forain un forain fo-reh noun, masculine 1. a fairground entertainer 2. a stallkeeper

    French Word-A-Day:

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