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barrow boy

A boy or man who sells fruit, vegetables, or other comestibles from a handcart (barrow) on the streets. Primarily heard in UK. When spring arrives, you can hear the calls of barrow boys selling their goods along the avenues.
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barrow man

1. A boy or man who sells goods (usually fruit, vegetables, or other comestibles) from a handcart (barrow) on the streets. Primarily heard in UK. When spring arrives, you can hear the calls of barrow men selling their goods along the avenues.
2. obsolete A prison convict whose sentence is transportation (deportation to a penal colony, such as the Americas or Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries). The term refers to Woolwich prison bulk inmates whose primary labor was to haul dirt and bricks in wheelbarrows. Primarily heard in UK. I was once a barrow man on the street, selling fruit to the people; but then I killed a man for money, and now I am a barrow man set for Australia.
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After promotion last season Barrow had aims of doing more than simply consolidating fifthtier status and owner Paul Casson last month replaced manager Darren Edmondson with Paul Cox.
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As per the school s president, Sixty-five Barrow County students have already been approved into Lanier Technical Institute for the fall semester a record number for Barrow County Schools, .
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CROWD trouble marred Atherstone Town's FA Cup third qualifying round home match against Barrow as supporters of the Midlands club clashed with visiting fans and an opposition substitute.
ATHERSTONE TOWN'S FA Cup third qualifying round match against Barrow was rocked by violent scenes as supporters of the midlands club clashed with visiting fans and opposition substitute Greg Mills.
He leaves behind his wife of 17 years, Kimberly (Chatfield) Barrow; his parents, Randolph and Claire Barrow of Trinidad and Tobago; his sister, Jhen Nell Barrow of Natick and brother, Kerrance Barrow of Cocoa, FL; three nieces, Kerrisa Barrow, Kerry Ann Barrow and Maria Barrow; a step nephew Renaldo and a step niece Marixa; his mother-in-law, Judith Chatfield of Southington, CT.