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  • n. Plural form of pieman.

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Examples

  • The pavement is already strewed with decayed cabbage – leaves, broken hay – bands, and all the indescribable litter of a vegetable market; men are shouting, carts backing, horses neighing, boys fighting, basket – women talking, piemen expatiating on the excellence of their pastry, and donkeys braying.

    Sketches by Boz

  • And-let me see-add something like this: In the event Ira Weatheral fails to qualify for inheritance, then all my worldly wealth of which I die possessed shall go to, uh, to-to found a home for indigent and superannuated pickpockets, prostitutes, panhandlers, piemen, priggers, and other unworthy poor starting with 'P'.

    Time Enough For Love

  • 'A dook, in course, 'said Grattles loftily;' but we don't, in consequence of 'er Nibs bein' mixed up with the old man's mother, reweal the family skeletons to low piemen, 'then, with a fresh grimace, he darted along the street as quickly as his bandy legs could carry him.

    Madame Midas

  • Talking of piemen, humble-pie before proud-cake for me.

    The Confidence-Man

  • The pavement is already strewed with decayed cabbage-leaves, broken hay-bands, and all the indescribable litter of a vegetable market; men are shouting, carts backing, horses neighing, boys fighting, basket - women talking, piemen expatiating on the excellence of their pastry, and donkeys braying.

    Sketches by Boz, illustrative of everyday life and every-day people

  • 'Wery good thing is weal pie, when you know the lady as made it, and is quite sure it ain't kittens; and arter all though, where's the odds, when they're so like weal that the wery piemen themselves don't know the difference?'

    The Pickwick Papers

  • And in the corners of the streets steamed the itinerant kitchens of the piemen, and rose the sharp cry, "All hot! all hot!" in the ear of infant and ragged hunger.

    Night and Morning, Complete

  • Shoeblack-boys tumbled over each other for the privilege of blacking his honour's boots; nosegay-women and flying fruiterers plied Mr. Gumbo with their wares; piemen, pads, tramps, strollers of every variety, hung round the battle-ground.

    The Virginians

  • Grimaldi satirised everything, from John Bull to everyday London types: fops, dandies, street vendors, fish-women, bakers, piemen, lovers and beggars caught in the eternal evil of gin.

    Film | guardian.co.uk

  • ‘Wery good thing is weal pie, when you know the lady as made it, and is quite sure it ain’t kittens; and arter all though, where’s the odds, when they’re so like weal that the wery piemen themselves don’t know the difference?’

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

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