counter-jumper love

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  • “You very nearly damaged that poor young counter-jumper, my dear,” said the Count, advancing hastily to meet Emilie.

    The Ball at Sceaux

  • “Why,” said he, stifling his anger, “it seems free enough to every counter-jumper in the town!”

    Westward Ho!

  • But if you see how a mere counter-jumper, a cad on castors, and a fool to boot, may come to feel the little insufficiencies of life, and if he has to any extent won your sympathies, my end is attained.

    The Wheels of Chance: a bicycling idyll

  • Sunday could convert one average navvy or counter-jumper.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • Thereupon the long-limbed clerk verified the taunt of "counter-jumper" by clearing it at a bound.

    The Lincoln Story Book

  • He thought it necessary to get himself up to look like an artist, though he had not the soul of a counter-jumper, and the result was long hair, a velvet coat, a red tie, bumptious bearing, and an altogether scatter-brained and fly-away manner.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • A young man with a sandy moustache, a celestial nose, and fishy blue eyes, got up to look like a counter-jumper on a holiday, whom I had long since learned to know as Detective Limpet, was walking a few steps behind me on the other side of the road.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists

  • He had set Redburn down as a faint-hearted, dubious-couraged counter-jumper from the East; he saw now that there was something of him, after all.

    Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road or, The Black Rider of the Black Hills

  • Against arrogance, against contempt of himself as a shop person, a species of "counter-jumper," against irascibility, against bigoted ignorance, against an indissoluble assumption, perhaps logical, that he is of inferior mentality, this factotum has no defence.

    Walking-Stick Papers

  • _ Well, would you become a shop-boy or a counter-jumper?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 12, 1890

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