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intr.v. hig·gled, hig·gling, hig·gles
To haggle.

[Probably alteration of haggle.]

hig′gler n.
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The higgler to whom the hare was sold, being unfortunately taken many months after with a quantity of game upon him, was obliged to make his peace with the squire, by becoming evidence against some poacher.
There were more than 200 entries, some from as far away as Australia, and the winning name was Lee Southern's suggestion: Shepley Higgler.
It was a case that had gripped the nation and Higgler Smith was well aware of the potential for lucrative spin-offs once he strung up the doctor.
Reflecting similar sentiments, though through less didactic prose, Thompson's narrator, in his sketch "Country Town Saturday Night," observes crowds collecting to buy material along the main road of a country town, pausing in the "soot-grimed interior of a fry fish and higgler shop" where "various patrons sit on bundles of wood and partake informally of the bill of fare--bread and fried fish and pepper after that coffee and oily "chocolate" served in chipped enamel cups.
Visitors can also see a scribe, higgler, herbalist, candle dipper, blacksmith and carpenter who have travelled to Norton and set up camp, while they use the resources of the forest and the woodland around them in their everyday lives.
John Hodgson, Rector of Kinver, mentioned that `There are no Lynes of any position here -- the only man of the name, a higgler of coal (George Lines), has resided about nineteen years in the parish'.
His talent was recognized and other collections of stories followed, including Fishmonger's Fiddle (1925), which contained what is perhaps his best story, "The Higgler.
A higgler, he wrote (an old word for a travelling merchant), had his cart, his hovel and his hog-stye carried off into the meadow, and the lower rooms of the houses near the River Lea were filled with water.
Ann, a musical man, and asked him to make a bamboo fife and send it to town with a higgler woman on a market truck.