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huckster

1. a person who uses aggressive or questionable methods of selling
2. Now rare a person who sells small articles or fruit in the street
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Not far away, near another table that was heaped with books, I perceived the elder Pokrovski, and a crowd of four or five hucksters plaguing him nearly out of his senses.
The old man was overjoyed, and pulled out his money en masse; whereupon the huckster loaded him with our common library.
At the corner of an alley a huckster and his wife had two tables set out with tapes, thread, cotton handkerchiefs, etc.
You could make up your mind for yourself, Lizaveta Ivanovna," the huckster was saying aloud.
Spam Kings: The Real Story Behind the High-Rolling Hucksters Pushing Porn, Pills, and %*@)# Enlargements.
Yet the public now largely sees them as hucksters who pressure government regulators to let them sell dangerous products that kill people.
Hardly a post-scare resume worthy of the Hucksters Hall of Fame.
It can thankfully bring an end to an era when hucksters and augurs made their livings selling splendid tales to desperate disciples who needed something, anything, to help guide their decision-making processes.
Whereas in the United States, such public records are fair game for direct mail advertisers, telemarketers, political candidates, and other annoying hucksters, in Mexico their confidentiality is closely guarded.
With the stroke of a keyboard, the middle part of our lives is being extended into a Great Age that, God and the hucksters willing, may not even terminate in "dead as a doornail.
What I mean is, why do radio people who function as news and commentary types have to sully their credibility by serving as hucksters for products?
Unscrupulous hucksters were taking advantage of investors and threatening to tar the entire sector with a foul brush.