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  • n. huckster

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A huckster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A huckster.


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  • Page 102 hucksterer, particularly the country haberdasher of either a New-England village or Southern cross-roads, is sure to be jewed and worried past endurance any how, by his fourpenny customers, who will never consent to purchase any thing save at a reduction from the price first demanded; and hence the seller has to swear that he paid fabulous sums for his goods, but

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • Republic in its cradle and ever borne her in his heart; who had made her name beloved at home and honoured and dreaded abroad; who had been the first, when the great Taciturn had at last fallen a victim to the murderous tyrant of Spain, to place the youthful Maurice in his father's place, and to inspire the whole country with sublime courage to persist rather than falter in purpose after so deadly a blow; who was as truly the founder of the Republic as William had been the author of its independence, -- was now denounced as a traitor, a pope, a tyrant, a venal hucksterer of his country's liberties.

    Life and Death of John of Barneveld, Advocate of Holland : with a view of the primary causes and movements of the Thirty Years' War, 1618

  • "She speculates in glory as a petty hucksterer does in rancid cheese; but the many who hate, and the few who despise England, cannot exult over her baseness in selling commissions in her own army.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada


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