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pedlar

(esp US), peddler, pedler
a person who peddles; hawker
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Pedlars need a PS12 pedlar's certificate bought from the police.
In a bid to comply with a European directive on freedom of movement, Mrs Swinson plans to abolish the Pedlars Act 1871 - which forces hawkers to apply for a certificate from the police before they can sell their wares.
The council's response states: "If pedlars are allowed to be exempted from the street trading law, then the public have the right to expect that as a bare minimum they have been vetted by the police or other public authority.
This provocation is also, importantly, an invocation coming from the mouth of a passing Pedlar to an unknown narrator who stops for a rest at the very spot the heroine, Margaret's cottage once stood.
The Manchester Bill would give us special powers to tackle the problem, already in place in cities such as Liverpool, London and Newcastle, limiting the activities of pedlars from trading house to house and enabling enforcement officers to seize pedlars' equipment and goods.
But it was also true of sheets, curtains, handkerchiefs, pocket watches and other new consumer goods, and Fontaine argues that pedlars played vital roles in the consumer revolution of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
That's the verdict of Simon Evans, of the Federation of Small Businesses, following a Cardiff council report warning that new EU laws could soon require authorities to allow more street pedlars - traders who wheel trolleys of goods along streets - into our town and city centres.
We have had a problem with people using their pedlars licences to sell goods in Church Street and other main shopping areas.
They say Church Street in the city centre has been plagued by pedlars since market traders were moved off the main shopping route earlier this year.
Officers have already made 11 seizures from pedlars of everything from Santa hats to cashmere scarves and glow sticks.
TOWN hall chiefs last night demanded action to clear the streets of menacing gangs of Victorian-style pedlars selling shoddy and dangerous goods.