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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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Among the barrow boys in the picture with their wives are Robert Tucker, Johnny Downey, Gwilym Harris, 'The Ferret', Colin Rees, Bernard 'Podger' Rees, Jake Evans and Tommy Fowler.
The term costermonger applied to a person who sold fruit and veg in the street, and is synonomous with the barrow boys of London.
Although the street stalls have been here officially since 1984, street trading has continued in Church Street for well over a century, with the barrow boys and flower girls.
There will be no pirates or barrow boys or anything like that on stage when the band kicks off its latest tour Wednesday at the WOW Hall.
If these barrow boys don't get with the programme, it's their loss.
And no city has better barrow boys and girls than Liverpool.
In the late 1970s she was part of a campaign to allow the so-called barrow boys in Newcastle to continue their trade without being arrested.
The barrow boys were lined up outside the Woolworth store.
tmc061210recipe) BARROW BARROW BOYS AND GIRLS: Regulars from the Spinners pub, Colnebridge, organised a sponsored barrow push for the appeal.
However, the Barrow boys have not been victorious on the road since October 4 and Sporting's quotes look spot on.
The financial barrow boys who misled so many, abusing the integrity suggested by 'Northern' and the solidity implied by 'Rock', are not alone.
After putting 4-15 past Longford in round one and with Luke Dempsey on board as manager the Barrow boys are confident about their own chances.
It's the second of Channel 4's seven-part series which follows the trail of the ducking and diving East End barrow boys.
In the late 1970s, the mum-of-four was part of a campaign to allow the socalled barrow boys in Newcastle to continue their trade without being arrested.
I would also like the former licensee of the Hare and Hounds public house and the three generations of barrow boys that were on the corner of York Road and High Street to be included in the Hall of Fame.