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mountebank

(formerly) a person who sold quack medicines in public places
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Serving a wide range of clients, much wider than learned physicians, the charlatan was also and increasingly the subject of regulation.
Furious that O'Neill had taken a swipe at him, Di Canio said: "I don't know if he knows the meaning of this word charlatan.
La police met fin a la dangereuse activite d'un charlatan
17 as part of the corruption investigation and subsequently released pending trial, accused Bahceli of defamation of character over a March 27 election speech in which the MHP leader called him a charlatan.
Why no charlatan sheds even a tear on their systematic cleansing from the Baloch belt?
Poor old Ronan Keating became involved in the most unlikely celebrity feud ever after Mark Collins of indie rock band the Charlatans shouted "you're s***" as he performed at a private party for music industry heads in London.
By the time the band came on, the Barras were primed for a party and that's exactly what The Charlatans gave us.
Oh No I Love You's foundations lie in a mellow alt-country Nashville sound, with a subtle blend of electronica; a world away from the anthemic indie dance-floor sounds of The Charlatans.
The second night headline act was an acoustic set from Tim Burgess and Mark Collins from The Charlatans.
The North East's coolest festival has already created a great buzz by bringing The Charlatans, The Drums and Frankie & The Heartstrings to Sunderland.
Tim Burgess, from the Charlatans, and Alan McGee (music manager and producer credited with discovering Oasis and the Libertines) christened their DJ tour the Diet Coke and Bananas Tour, because that was all that they consumed while onstage.
Wychwood for Charlatans The Charlatans and Jethro Tull front-t man Ian Anderson have been announced as two of the three headliners at next summer's Wychwood Festival 2011.