Category:Rag-and-bone men

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English: A rag-and-bone man, rag-picker or chiffonnier, was a 19th- and early 20th-century term for someone who made a living by rummaging through refuse in the streets to collect material for salvage. Traditionally this was a task performed on foot, with the scavenged materials (which included rags, bones and various metals) kept in a small bag slung over the shoulder. Some wealthier rag-and-bone men used a cart, sometimes pulled by horse or pony.

Rag-picking is still widespread in some Third World countries today, where it offers the poorest in society around the rubbish and recycling areas a chance to earn a hand-to-mouth supply of money.

rag-and-bone man 
collects and sells unwanted household items
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cenciaiolo (it); chiffonnier (fr); Trapuketari (eu); ropavejero (ast); тряпичник (ru); Pizzaru (scn); Strascee (lmo); Քրջահավաք (hy); foddeman (fy); lumpsamlare (sv); אלטע זאכן (he); Strasêr (eml); Schrottsammler (de); جامع الخردة (ar); ropavejero (es); rag-and-bone man (en); ĉifonisto (eo); voddenman (nl); Fetzndandla (bar) collects and sells unwanted household items (en); persona que compra ropa y útiles ya usados (es); Person, die Schrott sammelt (de); métier consistant à collecter les objets usagés pour les revendre (fr) Altwarenhändler, Lumpensammler (de); straccivendolo (it)


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