screever


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screever

(ˈskriːvə)
n
a person who draws on the pavement with chalk and earns money from the donations of passersby
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"We know, for instance, that Jackson never was any common two-penny-ha'penny screever," said Shropsall.
(For instance, one screever in London has been copying Hals's Laughing Cavalier for the past 20 years, brocade doublet and all.) They have done half a day's work by nine o'clock, to catch the pedestrians on the way to their offices.
Each one was marked out from the passing hordes not just by their paintsmattered clothing and lurid fingertips, but by competition badges marked "Screever", an Old English term for pavement artist.
MR BROCKLEBANK was delighted to see screevers at work again on the pavements of Liverpool, during last weekend's wonderful James William Carling Pavement Art Competition, held in Ropewalks Square, off Bold Street.