from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tout who, in expectation of a fee, calls cabs for travelers at a railway-station, steamboat-landing, and the like.
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He had therefore no alternative to avert starvation but to follow the precarious calling of a cab-runner.
And everyone ill-clothed or ill-dressed, from the cobbler to the cab-runner, was a man and a brother, a fellow-sufferer, to Hill's imagination.
The cab-runner hoisted up the trunk, then waited motionless beside the cab.