from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A seller of newspapers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A seller of newspapers.


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  • It was between the Grand Hotel and Charing Cross Station, where a one-legged news-vender displayed his evening papers.

    The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes

  • On the way from Paris to the Riviera we encountered at Lyons very cold weather, and, giving my wraps to my wife, I hurried out into the station in the evening, bought of a news-vender a mass of old newspapers, and, having swathed myself in these, went through the night comfortably, although our coupé was exposed to a most piercing wind.

    [Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White

  • The shrubs in the plantation shimmered forth in green garments, the news-vender by the gate, the little old Basque peasant woman telling her beads in the shade of a holly-tree, even the children screaming at play on the gravelled pathway, were touched with the charm of the hour.


  • When he bought his evening paper six pairs of eyes watched him place a halfpenny in the hand of the news-vender, and during the entire time of his stay in Pavoni's every mouthful he ate was noted -- every direction he gave the waiter was overheard.

    The Lost Road

  • Street he stopped to buy an evening paper from the aged news-vender at the corner; he then crossed Piccadilly Circus into Coventry Street, skirted Leicester Square, and at the end of Green Street entered

    The Lost Road

  • From the time at which he left his home until his return to it he spoke to only two persons -- the news-vender to whom he handed a halfpenny; the waiter who served him the regular table d'hote dinner -- between whom and Hertz nothing passed but three and six for the dinner and sixpence for the waiter himself.

    The Lost Road

  • On the steps, as he entered, stood a figure long familiar in the streets of Warwick, a blind news-vender, with his cane and smoked glasses and bundle of papers.

    The Mayor of Warwick


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