In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- Indeed, I could have loaded them all onto a borrowed costermonger's barrow and shifted them myself if I'd needed to.
- The old fruit and veg market that once echoed with the calls of cockney costermongers is now home to gourmet burger bars and stalls selling Javanese pottery.
- It is an Act to prevent obstruction, and I think that its whole scheme shows that it is aimed at barrow-boys, costermongers, hawkers or others who expose goods in the street for sale and offer them for sale at that time.
- A Cockney costermonger is revealed as the new Earl of Hareford to the consternation of his aristocratic relations.
- Market barrows, or costermongers, originated in the East End of London and remain a popular scene in places like Victoria Station, Covent Garden and Leather Lane in Holborn.
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