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mountebank

(formerly) a person who sold quack medicines in public places
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The word charlatan once thrown on the air could not be let drop.
Taft, that "Bulstrode had found a man to suit him in Lydgate; a charlatan in religion is sure to like other sorts of charlatans.
John Long--that's the kind of fellow we call a charlatan, advertising cures in ways nobody knows anything about: a fellow who wants to make a noise by pretending to go deeper than other people.
There is another thing," murmured Mazarin; "there are empirics and charlatans.
Then there were such unworthy charlatans as the pardoners and professional pilgrims, traveling everywhere under special privileges and fleecing the credulous of their money with fraudulent relics and preposterous stories of edifying adventure.
There are thousands upon thousands of coxcombs and charlatans in the world, made up of just such a jumble of wornout, forgotten, and good-for-nothing trash as he was
The remaining portion of social rebels is accounted for by vanity, the mother of all noble and vile illusions, the companion of poets, reformers, charlatans, prophets, and incendiaries.
While she drew breath after this volley, the ancient servant, sitting unrebuked on the edge of the torchlight, muttered: 'This house is a cattle-pound, as it were, for all charlatans and - priests.
Le gouverneur de Ben Arous, Abdellatif Missaoui, a affirme que ses services n'ont jamais delivre d'autorisation au charlatan Kamel Magherbi pour lui permettre d'exercer dans la region de Boumhel.
Ciarlatano was borrowed into French as charlatan and hence into English, where it was in use by the early 17th century.
Why no charlatan sheds even a tear on their systematic cleansing from the Baloch belt?
17, 2013, has filed charges against Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahceli for calling him a charlatan.