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peddler

or

hawker,

itinerant vendor of small goods. In rural America peddlers carried their packs or drove a horse and cart from door to door. While the importance of peddlers to the small American community declined considerably with the growth of automobile transportation and mail-order houses, their role in certain sections of the Asian and African markets has remained important.

Bibliography

See R. L. Wright, Hawkers and Walkers in Early America (1927, repr. 1965); J. R. Dolan, Yankee Peddlers of Early America (1964).

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pedlar

(esp US), peddler, pedler
a person who peddles; hawker
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References in classic literature ?
The man had something strapped on his back and carried a heavy stick-- obviously an itinerant peddler. His attitude had in it a suggestion of abstraction, like that of a sleepwalker.
They were identified as those of the lost peddler. At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
"Ho, landlord!" cried the Peddler, "bring this good fellow another pot of ale, for truly it is a credit to us all to have one among us who can empty a canakin so lustily."
"Talking of fatness," said the Peddler, "thou thyself lookest none too ill-fed, holy friar."
At this the Tinker and the Peddler and the Beggar nudged one another, and all grinned, and the friars scowled blackly at Little John; but they could think of nothing further to say, so they turned to their horses.
As they so went away, the Tinker, the Peddler, and the Beggar ran skipping out into the middle of the highway, each with a pot in his hand, and looked after them laughing.
"You would be amazed," says an old writer already quoted, "if you saw how lewd these peddlers are when they return; how they feast and game, and how prodigal they are, not only in their clothes, but upon their sweethearts.
According to sources, SP Potohar Division Syed Ali while taking notice of open sale of narcotics in limits of Police Station Civil Line has formed a special team under surveillance of DSP Civil Line Circle Syed Tahir Kazmi and SHO Yasir Abbas tasking it to raid the dens of Narcotics and to arrest the peddlers. Following the orders of SP, the police team raided at Musali Town (Mubarak Lane) and held the notorious drug peddler Muhammad Jamil alias Mama along with two of his accomplices and seized 1250 grams of Hashish from their possession.
Meanwhile in a statement issued here on Wednesday, Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui have congratulated the team for catching drug peddler from Liaquatabad.
It is to mention here that Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while talking the news of using drugs in educational institutions, has formed a special task force to nab the drug peddlers. Meanwhile in a statement issued here on Wednesday, Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla, Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui have congratulated the team for catching drug peddler from Liaquatabad.
During the operation police arrested a notorious drug peddler Muhammad Nadeem from Ghallah Mandi and arrested four other from different parts of the city including Usman, Ali Reza, Muzafar Hussain and Ahmed Reza.
Based on the information given by the minor we arrested one peddler today in the morning," Singh told ANI here on Thursday.