barrow boy

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barrow boy

n. Chiefly British
A costermonger.

barrow boy

n
(Professions) Brit a man who sells his wares from a barrow; street vendor
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barrow boy

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Our original image, dating from 1907, shows a group of barrow boys waiting to haul goods along the cobbled streets during a busy day of market trading.
On the good side of life (usually) we have priests, doctors, politicians, nurses, hard-toilers, poets, teachers, lawyers, and, of course, barrow boys and girls.
The old Bull Ring had such character With its barrow boys and all, And the muscle man wrapped up in chains Who tried to beat them all.
Newcastle barrow boys with their licences for legal trading in the city centre, October 1981.
Haemmer time for all barrow boys and girls IF you're looking for a new wheelbarrow you could do a lot worse than check out Haemmerlin.
And Millers Barrow boys were young Joe Honeyman, Mick Farley, Percy and Bimbo Honeyman.
Buildings of worth and significance like the old Reference Library were demolished to make way for the new; whilst no-one asked the stallholders, the barrow boys or the flower sellers for their opinions about the changes to the Bull Ring markets.
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.
What harm can it do to pick up a few stocking fillers on the cheap from the barrow boys on the street corner or in the market?
BARROW BOYS Brandon Holmes and Joshua Hegarty mucked in yesterday for World Wetland Day
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.
Singer Shaheen Jafagholi, dancers Ben and Becky, MD Showgroup, The Barrow Boys and Stavros Flatly will be performing along with duo Floral Highnotes, singer Harmony and human saxophone Kayode Oresanya.