barrow boy


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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.
See also: barrow, boy
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He portrayed himself as a self-made businessman who started on his road to riches as a barrow boy.
Former East End barrow boy Gregory, who was a Billingsgate fish porter and left school at 14 unable to read and write, became a multi- millionaire after moving into the motor trade .
Last night a senior detective said: "Allcock was known as The Barrow Boy because of his tough approach to even the wealthiest and most powerful.
From a skinny barrow boy selling fruit in the tough east end of Glasgow 10 years ago, he quickly rose through criminal ranks in the drugs world.
Far from being All Shook Up by the courtroom fight with Elvis Presley Enterprises Incorporated, the former barrow boy moved his Elvisly Yours shop to London's West End, where he now sells everything from Elvis champagne to perfume.
Every street, apart from Coronation Street, seems to be full of EastEnder Bianca look-alikes wearing her barrow boy hat that's almost as loud as her when she's shouting the odds in Walford market.
HEIR WE GO Racing off with the ball; ROYAL TEE HEE Harry's game for a laugh yesterday ; SHOT STUFF Harry launches the ball goalwards; BARROW BOY Harry at work; OVER TO PHEW Harry has a breather as pals slave away; NAIL AND HEARTY Ready with a hammer; WALL OVER Harry and his pals relax
The swashbuckling owner - a former East End barrow boy - won three valuable races and also paid an astonishing 3.
HEIR WE GO Racing off with the ball; SHOT STUFF Harry launches the ball goalwards; ROYAL TEE HEE Harry's game for a laugh yesterday; OVER TO PHEW Harry has a breather as pals slave away; OVER TO PHEW Harry has a breather as pals slave away; WALL OVER Harry and his pals relax; BARROW BOY Harry at work
Dreadlocked Thames barrow boy Stepney, Chinese conservationist Shansi and Rio de Janeiro visitor Obidos.
But Rigg has tried to put his run-in with a Barrow boy behind him as Rovers close in on Wembley, and he said: "Although I've got two plates holding my left jaw together, and they will be there for the rest of my life, I try not to dwell on that incident any more.
JASON STATHAM, the former London barrow boy who was discovered by filmmaker GUY RITCHIE, is hoping the heatwave in Southern California abates before he begins filming there in two weeks' time.
James might talk with a plum in his mouth but he's as fruity as a barrow boy under the duvet," she claimed.
Last night a senior detective who helped nail the former Glasgow barrow boy said: "We have heard about his Canteeni nickname and we all think it is hilarious.
The Bond star started working as a barrow boy for Corstorphine Dairy in 1944 when he was just 14.