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Hawkers (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Hawkers

Licensed itinerant retailers of different commodities, called also pedlars; likewise the sellers of news-papers. Hawking; an effort to spit up the thick phlegm, called OYSTERS: whence it is wit upon record, to ask the person so doing whether he has a licence; a punning allusion to the Act of hawkers and pedlars.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Hawk * To Hazel Gild

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