"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Friday, 13 March 2009


A colporter or colporteur is a peddler of religious books. Colportage is the distribution of religious publications, books, tracts, etc., - the carriers being called colporteurs.

(Not to be confused with a certain Cole Porter!!)

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