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  • n. Plural form of pedlar.

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Examples

  • The stupid silly pope does not know that the holy Constantine transferred hither the imperial sceptre, the senate, and all the Roman knighthood, and left in Rome nothing but vile minions—fishers, namely, pedlars, bird catchers, bastards, plebeians, slaves.

    The Early Middle Ages 500-1000

  • While he took the fish down to the cellar for her, another figure appeared in the doorway; a young boy, short, stooped, with a flat cap on his head and a great oilcloth valise, such as pedlars carry, strapped to his back.

    II. Book One: On Lovely Creek

  • “One of those merchants of vanity, called pedlars,” answered Janet, demurely, “who utters his light wares in lighter measures.

    Kenilworth

  • London only, but to all parts of England, by horse-packs -- the Manchester men being, saving their wealth, a kind of pedlars, who carry their goods themselves to the country shopkeepers every where, as do now the

    The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)

  • "One of those merchants of vanity, called pedlars," answered Janet, demurely, "who utters his light wares in lighter measures.

    Kenilworth

  • a square of orange-coloured merino, such as pedlars who deal with the squaws always carry, an ordinary thing for a settler's child to possess.

    What Necessity Knows

  • Like the Silk Road bazaars of 1,000 years ago, Davos attracts pedlars – albeit of theories, rather than goods – and functions as the ultimate marketplace for new global public policy ideas.

    Three themes from Davos 2011

  • Plot exposition is laboured and surprisingly lengthy given that it's just a flimsy excuse to go and shoot drug pedlars, while everything from misfiring set-pieces to typos in the subtitles point to a game that has been trotted out with very little love.

    This week's new games

  • Costermongers, hawkers, and pedlars, a class of workers who live from hand to mouth more than those of any other class, form the highest percentage of those in the lunatic asylums.

    SUICIDE

  • In a 2008 speech, Harper flatly denounced research-based justice policies, accusing the pedlars of such policies of trying to “pacify Canadians with statistics.”

    Government Ignores “Tough on Crime” Statistics : Law is Cool

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