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  • n. Plural form of chafferer.


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  • Why did these greedy chafferers content themselves with dark scowls and muttered maledictions, while they suffered their oxen and sheep to be chased into the streets and themselves ejected, and their money flung rolling on the floor, by one who was then young and unknown, and in the garb of despised Galilee?

    Jesus the Christ A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern

  • The city was full of strayed Crusaders, disastrous broken blades, of renegade Christians, renegade Moslems, adaptable Jews, of pilgrims, and chafferers of relics from the holy places.

    The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay

  • We were (said he) in the market-place among the buyers and chafferers of fruit, vegetables, earthenware, milk, eggs, and such country produce; which honest folk, it being the hour of the morning sacrifice and the temple facing us, would soon abandon their brisk toil for religion's sake; whereupon we too would go.

    Earthwork out of Tuscany Being Impressions and Translations of Maurice Hewlett

  • This was the weekly excitement of the neighbourhood, and there was scarcely a household within the radius of a few miles that did not send at least one of its members to swell the number of chafferers and bargainers in the market.

    Garthowen A Story of a Welsh Homestead

  • On the farther side were the vendors and chafferers -- old women under awnings and big umbrellas, rickety tables piled high with fruit, white caps and brown faces, blouses, sabots, donkeys.

    A Little Tour of France

  • Not secretly, as timid thieves or skulking smugglers -- not in companies and associations, like money chafferers or stock jobbers

    The Great Conspiracy, Volume 1

  • Wang Yanbin depicts naughty chafferers in grey robes and red shoes who are forcing a crane to drink Coca Cola ...


  • Altogether, the queer collection of beasts and their drivers, who were to be seen drinking together greedily and promiscuously from the fountains in the market-place; the steep streets, crowded with lean goats and cows and pigs, and their buyers and sellers; the braying of donkeys and the shrieking of chafferers, with here and there a goitred dwarf of hideous aspect, presented a picture of an Alpine mountain fair, which, once seen, is not readily forgotten.

    The Huguenots in France


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