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  • n. Plural form of cadger.


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  • Single-horse traffickers, called cadgers, plied between the country towns and the villages, supplying the inhabitants with salt, fish, earthenware, and articles of clothing, which they carried in sacks or creels hung across their horses 'backs.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • Volumes have been written about the "cadgers," and countless stories told.

    Our Stage and Its Critics By "E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

  • Let the cadgers of the new millennium gather round for a peek ... see the new boss is foaled from the sour policies of the old!

    Excerpt from The Vicious Circulation of Dr Catastrope

  • Despite every care Jemmy took to avoid imposition, he received from the cadgers as many bad pennies as paved his back kitchen, which he embedded in plaster of Paris, fearing they might be stolen and again returned as genuine to his locker.

    James Catnach, Ballad-monger, Part 1

  • At school, you only had to produce a bar of chocolate for half a dozen cadgers to instantly appear, pestering you for a bit as though they'd just parachuted in from Ethiopia.

    A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

  • Most were just pals -- girl talk acquaintances, fellow cocktail lounge cadgers and aspiring actresses heading nowhere.

    White Jazz

  • Christopher Sly, from the ale-house door, if caught while the Merry Duke had possession of him, must be chronicled for a peer of the realm; Bully Bottom, if the period of his translations fell in with the census-taking, must be numbered among the cadgers '"mokes"; nay, if Dogberry himself had encountered the officials at the moment of his pathetic lamentation, he were irrevocably written down "an ass."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 05, No. 30, April, 1860

  • On floo Pottie yalpin '"Pileece," "Murder," "Help," wi' Sandy at his tails, an 'the ither half-dizzen followin' up, pechin 'like cadgers' pownies.

    My Man Sandy

  • The code of hospitality amongst Indians being such a liberal one, even the palpable cadgers are not sent away empty.

    India and the Indians

  • On the appointed day a huge concourse including "farmers, butchers, hucksters, badgers, cadgers, horse-jobbers, drovers, loafers and scamps and raggels of all kinds" assembled in the castleyard.

    The Evolution of an English Town


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