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Sandwichman

(A). A perambulating advertisement displayer, with an advertisement board before and behind.

“The Earl of Shaftesbury desired to say a word on behalf of a very respectable body of men, ordinarily called `sandwiches.' ” —The Times, March 16th, 1867.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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