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From: Paul Benyon <>
Subject: Re: slopsellers?
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2001 13:58:10 +0000
On Sat, 10 Mar 2001 23:29:38 +1100 (EST), you wrote:
>I noticed in a trade directory on line, a person whose
>occupation was described as "slopseller" . I can't
>think of any reason for anyone selling what I think of
>as slops so is there another meaning?
>A curious Australian with Devon Roots
comes to our aid with:
A person who sold baskets. A seller of ready made clothes.
It may be of interest to note that Royal Naval Clothing Stores in HM
Ships and Shore Establishments are still referred to as "Slops".