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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Colporteur’.
 
A hawker or pedlar; so called because he carries his basket or pack round his neck. The term is more especially applied to hawkers of religious books. (Latin, collum, the neck; porto, to carry.)   1
 


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