rag-and-bone man

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rag-and-bone man

(răg′ənd-bōn′)
n. Chiefly British
A man who sells or collects inexpensive secondhand items and previously worn clothing.

rag-and-bone man

n
(Professions) Brit a man who buys and sells discarded clothing, furniture, etc. Also called: ragman or ragpicker US equivalent: junkman

rag-and-bone man

junkman
Translations

rag-and-bone man

[ˌrægənˈbəʊnmæn] N (rag-and-bone men (pl)) (Brit) → trapero m

rag-and-bone man

[ˌrægəndˈbəʊnˌmæn] n (-men (pl)) → straccivendolo
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As we went to put some clothes, that my lads had outgrown, into one of those charity skips that live in supermarket car parks I casually remarked: "When I was your age we had nowt like this - we used to give our old clothes to the rag and bone man who came round on his horse and cart.
The rag and bone man offered goldfish for old clothes but Bronwen never got one because all zips and buttons were removed for further use and old clothes were cut into strips to make rag rugs.
IAM going back a bit now with all of you readers, but some of you may recall the high-pitched cry of the Rag and Bone Man.
AMAGIC lantern and glass slides bought from a rag and bone man for small change are set to fetch more than PS1,000 at auction on Tyneside next week.
But the rag and bone man survived until well into the 1960s in Britain, with his horse and cart and his familiar cry of 'rang and bone', inviting people to sell their unwanted items.
The papers, saved by a rag and bone man and found by his son, reveal how canvases that now fetch millions went for as little as pounds 35 (around pounds 600 today) in the 60s.
Another well-known Cardiff rag and bone man who lived many years before Harry was a whimsical Irishman named Tim Donovan.
Back in 60s and 70s the distant tooting of a battered bugle would herald the arrival of the rag and bone man bellowing something unintelligible.
I REMEMBER the rag and bone man, but our clothes were not quite good enough to keep and too good to give away.
AN ANCIENT gold cup once acquired by a rag and bone man sold for pounds 50,000 at auction yesterday.
Between the wars I remember the rag and bone man with his horse and cart.
THE rag and bone man is alive and well in Coventry - but he's more likely to be driving a white van than a horse and cart, say council trading standards officers.