huckster


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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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"You could make up your mind for yourself, Lizaveta Ivanovna," the huckster was saying aloud.
"Upon my word, what a fright you are in of Alyona Ivanovna," gabbled the huckster's wife, a lively little woman.
I knew that of the hucksters in the Gostinni Dvor one could sometimes buy a book--even one that had been little used and was almost entirely new--for a half of its price, provided that one haggled sufficiently over it; wherefore I determined to repair thither.
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.
We shall go in to the prince anon; but in truth he hath much upon his hands, for what with Pedro, and the King of Majorca, and the King of Navarre, who is no two days of the same mind, and the Gascon barons who are all chaffering for terms like so many hucksters, he hath an uneasy part to play.
They walked back through the miserable muddy streets, and among the poor, mean shops, and were jostled by the crowds of dirty hucksters usual to a poor neighbourhood.
It may be the companionship of the nightly stir, or it may be the companionship of the gin and beer that slop about among carters and hucksters, or it may be the companionship of the trodden vegetable refuse which is so like their own dress that perhaps they take the Market for a great wardrobe; but be it what it may, you shall see no such individual drunkards on doorsteps anywhere, as there.
Erskine," added Trefusis, lowering his voice, and turning to the poet, "you are wrong to take part with hucksters and money-hunters against your own nature, even though the attack upon them is led by a man who prefers photography to etching."
IN the 1939 comedy classic You Can't Cheat an Honest Man,WC Fields plays an unscrupulous carnival huckster trying to get an unwilling public under the flap of his sideshow tent.
John Walsh came across as a pathetic huckster trying to make a quick buck.
Carnival huckster James Franco (below) is whisked from to the magical land of Oz.
IN the 1939 comedy classic You Can't Cheat an Honest Man , WC Fields plays an unscrupulous carnival huckster trying to propel an unwilling public under the flap of his sideshow tent.