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- n. a man who deals in scrap metal and recycled junk.
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I visualized the lodger, a scrawny individual in a collar a size too large; a hairy, dirty, rag and bone man who ate in the little cookshop along the high street, and slept in Mrs. Cockerton’s little back shed, paying a few shillings a week for rent.
“We ought to get that, whatever it was,” said Keith, when the rag and bone man had gone across the lock and was trudging along the towing-path towards the Leys.