pearly king

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pearly king

n
the male London costermonger whose ceremonial clothes display the most lavish collection of pearl buttons. See also pearly4
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Everyone can identify with someone The 100 - we've got drag queens, pearly queens, old, young, black, white, yellow, green.
In British Invasion, I had a long black cape and a push-up bra with details of pearls and buttons and it's inspired by pearly queens.
In one scene, lovers Lysander and Hermia look glum watched by disapproving Pearly Queens and Kings and Helena watches from her position as barmaid behind the bar.
EASTENDERS BBC1, 8pm THE Vic's in Cockney overdrive, with pearly queens and pie and mash.
Guests of honour at the ceremony were Chelsea pensioners Bill Moylon, 95, and Bill Jeffery, 83, and Pearly Queens from London, Phyllis Broadbent and Jackie Murphy.
We've got another four pearly queens to get through - including a beheading - and a good singsong with renditions of My Old Man's a Monarch, Knees Up Muvva Howard and Enery the Atefff I am
I explained about my move, and that here in Birmingham the closest thing we have to pearly queens is during the Gay Pride festival.
Er indoors has recently passed on and as we aren't told otherwise I can only assume she came off worst in a fight with two pearly queens out doing the Lambeth Walk.
we didn't need Pearly Kings and Pearly Queens to sell to, the garments I had in mind would be so unique and different they'd sell themselves to anyone.
EASTENDERS RTE One, 8pm The Vic's in cockney overdrive, with pearly queens and pie and mash.
He planned to celebrate the Big Day by murdering Danielle - sacrificing a child being an East End tradition, right up there with Pearly Queens and eating your breakfast in Ian's caff rather than your own home.
PEARLY QUEENS Like Jackie before her, Michelle stops a sombre black outfit looking dowdy with strands of pearls; SWEATER GIRLS Even dressed down, Jackie's monochrome outfit looks chic - something Michelle captures to perfection; ORANGE CRUSH Jackie wore a striking apricot silk dress on a visit to India in 1962 - 46 years on Michelle follows suit; TOP OF THE CROPS In 1965, Jackie wore an elegant white cropped box jacket - in June 2007, Michelle recreates the look