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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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This gives them a foundation for the higher priced airtime that would later be sold to my beer swilling, smoking East End barrow boy mates.
The Barrow boys remained calm and converted two of their three penalties to win 2-1.
"All the barrow boys would meet there after work and enjoy a pint or two and the landlord then, Tony Collins, used to collect 50 pence a week off all of us and when we'd saved enough for a night out we'd all go somewhere."
Those stock market traders, traditionally the working class East End of London barrow boys? WORLD-WEARY Lepton
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The original team were called the Barrow Boys, reared by Nigel and encouraged and cajoled by Malcolm Kimmins - 'Kimbo' - who was a trustee at Ascot and on the board of Newbury.
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The term costermonger applied to a person who sold fruit and veg in the street, and is synonomous with the barrow boys of London.There are thought to have been around 30,000 of them in the 1860s.From this community, pearly kings and queens were chosen.
The financial barrow boys who misled so many, abusing the integrity suggested by 'Northern' and the solidity implied by 'Rock', are not alone.
'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.
BARROW BOYS: Brian Sexton (left) and Mick Finnegan - both of Coventry Market - with one of the barrows
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 the mum-of-four 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.