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Canvasser  n.  One who canvasses.

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"Canvasser" Quotes from Famous Books

... what you have said, and I'll recollect it, too, you may depend upon it, and not much to your profit. My account's closed with you, sir. Good morning!" And out of the shop he went in a furious passion. On the day following this, I received a note from the Whig canvasser, in reply to one from me on the subject of his solicitation, in which I had expressed nearly the same sentiments which I delivered verbally to my Tory friend: and in this note I was served with almost precisely ...
— Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume VI • Various

... Gladstone. The venerable Dr. Routh, then nearly ninety-two years old, came forth from his retirement at Magdalen College to vote for him. Mrs. Gladstone, according to Mr. Hope-Scott, was an indefatigable canvasser for her husband. At the close of the poll the vote stood: Inglis, 1700; Gladstone, 997; Round, 824. Of course Sir Robert Inglis, with his "prehistoric Toryism," stood at the head. To the supporters of Mr. Gladstone ...
— The Grand Old Man • Richard B. Cook

Words linked to "Canvasser" :   questioner, canvas, requester, petitioner, U.K., teller, solicitor, inquirer, fundraiser, United Kingdom, Great Britain, inspector, UK, examiner, Britain, supplicant, pollster, asker, headcounter, vote counter

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