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  • n. Plural form of touter.


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  • “Here are a parcel of fellows,” wrote Samuel Richardson, “mean traders, whom they call touters and their business touting … riding out miles to meet coaches … to beg their custom while here.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Tunbridge, you may nevertheless have heard that here are a parcel of fellows, mean traders, whom they call touters, and their business, touting -- riding out miles to meet coaches and company coming hither, to beg their custom while here. "

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 383, August 1, 1829

  • All of you has-beens and "you're risking American lives" touters should try. for once, to back THIS administration and maybe they can get the job done!!!

    Gingrich: 'Time to Know, to Profile, and to Discriminate'

  • For me, the oil spill is a symptom not merely of political choices -- touters of "drill, baby, drill" versus environmentalists -- but one of spiritual disconnection.

    Wes Isley: A Spiritual Response to the Gulf Oil Spill

  • We all know it was touted around to everyone, and that the motives for the touters and buyers don't make them pure.


  • Unfortunately for NCLB-touters, raising test scores and raising student learning are not the same thing, as Bob Herbert discusses in his New York Times column, "High Stakes Flimflam."

    Dan Brown: Bob Herbert Gets High-Stakes Testing Right

  • This brings him to the fourth place, in a state of mere idiotcy; and when he is, in the fourth place, cast out at a little door into a howling wilderness of touters, he becomes

    Reprinted Pieces

  • There were lodging-touters of every grade of dishonesty, and men with large placards were hurrying among the crowd, offering “palace” steamboats and “lightning express” trains, to whirl them at nominal rates to the Elysian Fields of the Far West.

    The Englishwoman in America

  • I see the pictures in the cathedral fuming under the rudeness of that beadle, or at the lawful hours and prices, pestered by a swarm of shabby touters, who come behind me chattering in bad English, and who would have me see the sights through their mean, greedy eyes.

    Roundabout Papers

  • But it could not be so gloomy in the kind sunlight as it was when lashed by the savage storm which we had seen it cowering under before; and at the station we lost all feeling of friendlessness in the welcome of the thronging guides and hotel touters.

    Familiar Spanish Travels


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