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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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Barrow, of Brushford Close, in West Derby, was given a 12-week prison term, suspended for 18 months, at Liverpool Crown Court yesterday, after admitting harassment.
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BARROW have the best home record of the teams outside the top nine in the National League and look the bet of the non-league coupon at 7-5 to beat Boreham Wood today, writes Dan Childs.
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Robert Barrow of Little Rock pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.
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