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. With fresh-sprinkled garments in the box, covered with the board and pressed by the iron, the device was complete and in operation.
I could even make a junkman weep when I had dealings with him.
Topping off the event will be live music from some of the best bands in the Scottish gig scene, including Dogtooth, Daddy Naggins and BOMBSKARE - the winners of Britain's Best PartTime Band ANDTHE Junkman's Choir.
Similar reversal-of-fortune stories involve a man trying his hand at astrology and accidentally making some key predictions, or a junkman hiding money he discovered through an even more elaborate ruse.
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.
The future of retailing will be shaped by the growing propensity among consumers to move away from shopping in big stores, preferring instead the cozy experience and differentiated products in the growing number of independently owned neighborhood boutiques, like Junkman's Daughter in Atlanta, Georgia, which sells wigs, vintage apparel and costumes, all in a glittery, offbeat and wildly designed environment.
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.
The editor of the critically-acclaimed The Selected Gwendolyn MacEwen and author of Junkman's Daughter, Strimas here leads off with an ode to a noon-time drunkard in the park who shares a woman's bench; he becomes her "angel of repose": "...
Hoyt, the junkman, was commissioned to clear the basement.