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A person who travels around selling small items; a pedlar.
- ‘Hawkers (known as higglers), their bargains purchased overseas, return to set up their wares on the sidewalks, competing with time-honoured merchants who display goods indoors.’
- ‘Some higglers block the entrance to the ‘most important’ Anglican church in the nation and refuse to move when ordered to by the representatives of the Government.’
- ‘The higglers ' principal occupation was travelling from farm to farm buying provisions at farm gates and selling them in the urban markets for profit.’
- ‘The higglers flog everything from dope to Biros.’
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