junkman

junkman

(ˈdʒʌŋkˌmæn)
n, pl -men
(Professions) US and Canadian a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etc. Also called: rag-and-bone man (chiefly Brit)
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junkman

[ˈdʒʌŋkmæn] N (junkmen (pl)) → chatarrero m
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He procured a packing-case from the woodpile in the cellar, fitted a cover to it, and raided the scrap-iron the Silva tribe was collecting for the junkman.
I could even make a junkman weep when I had dealings with him.
He starred in five Carry On films, the big-screen version of Steptoe and Son and was the Junkman who sold the magical car in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
In the final hauling and cleaning before the house goes to the buyers, what is left goes to the junkman.
Second he met John the junkman, who gave him a toy horse to ride on, since he would have a long journey to find the moon.
His father had arrived earlier, eking out a living as junkman with a horse and wagon.
You know, when the Bluebelles had their first hit, 'I Sold My Heart to the Junkman,' I was so silly.
Hoyt, the junkman, was commissioned to clear the basement.
As Koppel, the junkman, plods wearily along, his legs feeling heavy "like Mama's noodle pudding," he finds a discarded meat grinder that offers him three wishes.
As Sus is desperately packing for yet another trip to Holland (an escape from the grotesque reality that is already inside her parlour), promising to write, Daan tries to capture her attention, playing on his harmonica, and pulling his clippings from his pockets, strewing them all over the stage, in shuddering recitation' [hortende voordrag'], struggling for words, masturbating his codpiece and saying: 'Kom, hartverniegtende arkbitter nag van Februarie, waar junkman en blod aan mekaar verkiel is in 'n gewrog van onbespiegeldheid' (p.
The Junkman from Afrika, was named by a national newspaper as one of the 50 greatest cultural figures shaping his native continent.
At the same time every day, a junkman would come by ringing a cowbell roped to the handlebar of his pushcart.