colporteur

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col·por·teur

 (kŏl′pôr′tər)
n.
A peddler of devotional literature.

[French, alteration (influenced by col, neck, from the idea that peddlers carry their wares on trays suspended from straps around their necks) of Old French comporteur, from comporter, to conduct, peddle; see comport.]
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colporteur

(ˈkɒlˌpɔːtə; French kɔlpɔrtœr)
n
(Commerce) a hawker of books, esp bibles
[C18: from French, from colporter, probably from Old French comporter to carry (see comport); influenced through folk etymology by porter à col to carry on one's neck]
ˈcolˌportage n
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col•por•teur

(ˈkɒlˌpɔr tər, -ˌpoʊr-)

n.
a person who travels to sell or publicize Bibles, religious tracts, etc.
[1790–1800; < French]
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she has met, by request of different clergymen and ministers, their varied staff of workers, comprising district visitors, ragged and Sunday School teachers, City, Town and female missionaries, scripture-readers, colporteurs, etc." (57) Fison's connection with the National Temperance League is underscored by her being a patron of the League's annual soiree, held on May 21, 1863.
Contacte par Al Bayane, Rachid Hammouni, depute du Parti du progres et du socialisme (PPS) a Boulemane, a condamne les colporteurs de la rumeur tout en regrettant l'existence de ce genre de croyances surannees qui donnent une mauvaise image sur la societe marocaine.
En cela, le statut s'oppose a celui d'une population laborieuse, soit itinerante et specialisee (tondeurs, chatreurs, colporteurs, ou moissonneurs, batteurs, vendangeurs), soit a la plethore de brassiers et de travailleurs ruraux.
Some continuities in the imperial and the Soviet approaches to "the East" are discussed in Taline Ter Minassian, Colporteurs du Komintern: L'Union sovietique et les minorites au Moyen- Orient (Paris: Presses de Sciences Po, 1997), 23-24, 39.
Among the most famous colporteurs were James Thomson and Francisco Penzotti.
Ainsi l'image et le nom de Napoleon, d'omnipresents pendant tant d'annees, deviennent sous la Restauration objets de contrebande: les Bulletins de la Grande Armee sont brules dans les mairies, et il est interdit aux colporteurs de diffuser des images de l'empereur.
Neste sentido, existiria uma clara continuidade entre o noticiario oral de atualidade e seu "homonimo" impresso, pois "canard' traduz bem, em ultima analise, o estado ordinario "oral" de circulacao da informacao: publicados as vezes em cadernos de ate 25 paginas (embora normalmente oscilando em pecas in-8[degrees] de 10 a 16 paginas), frequentemente com a folha de rosto ilustrada (ainda que as gravuras pouco tenham a ver com o conteudo), (17) canards e bulletins nao eram comercializados em bancas, lojas ou casas de edicao, mas por ambulantes (colporteurs e vendeurs a la criee) que gritavam o seu conteudo nas ruas.
Milner supports the textured claims he makes on the basis that Reddy's research provides by "close" reading of material that is as new to intellectual and civic historians as obscenity arrest records, trapped-in-a-nunnery tell-alls, and colporteurs' reports.