higgler


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hig·gle

 (hĭg′əl)
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.
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.
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.