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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.
You could make up your mind for yourself, Lizaveta Ivanovna," the huckster was saying aloud.
And the woman I love knows that I began my career with an act of low dishonesty, that I built up my life upon sands of shame - that I sold, like a common huckster, the secret that had been intrusted to me as a man of honour.
They had become hucksters and retailers of these goods in the walled city called Intramuros.
Yet, The Florida Bar now provides the public with "do-it-yourself' forms that compete with online $99 hucksters who will provide you with a divorce.
The fear is people will believe the hucksters and take things like these.
Fights flare every day in Ataba, where the pedlars love quarrelling with shop owners and their fellow hucksters.
It derived its name from the Hucksters, peddlers who carried linen on their backs to market.
Modern-day hucksters in stem-cell tourism are cashing in on vulnerable patients
Legal action is stalled somewhere between the state Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the Freedom of Information Act and the First Amendment, but it would be a simple matter for respectable chiropractors to simply stop employing hucksters.
Instead, Teller and Robbins simply announce that it's all an act and then put on a more spectacular show than the hucksters ever could.