(n.) One who makes a business of lending money on the security of personal property pledged or deposited in his keeping.
(1) While the opening tranche of "tales" derive from the work of forgotten contemporary humorists, the pieces of London reportage that he began to contribute to the Morning Chronicle in autumn 1834 ("Gin Shops", "Shabby-Genteel People", "The Pawnbroker's Shop") are like nothing else in pre-Victorian journalism: bantering and hard-headed by turns, hectic and profuse, falling over themselves to convey every last detail of the metropolitan front-line from which Dickens sent back his dispatches.
(2) Higher risk firms include payday lenders, pawnbrokers, credit reference agencies and debt collectors.
(3) Parts of Britain have boarded-up high streets, pawnbrokers and food banks, he will say, describing "a Britain of stratospheric inequality, hopes denied for millions of our young people.
(4) Pawnbrokers and debt collectors also face close scrutiny.
(5) As he itemises the contents of the pawnbroker's shop ("a few old China cups; some modern vases, adorned with paltry paintings of three Spanish cavaliers playing three Spanish guitars; or a party of boors carousing: each boor with one leg painfully elevated in the air by way of expressing his perfect freedom and gaiety …") you sense that Dickens barely knows how to stop.
(6) Mumsnet chief executive Justine Roberts said: "Few of us can claim that we've never resorted to short-term debt in one form or another, but this pawnbroking promotional campaign risks exploiting the genuine anxiety of cash-strapped parents that we frequently see shared on the Mumsnet forums."
(7) In its 2012 annual report the Church says its "new policy on high interest rate lending extends the exclusion on investment in doorstep lending companies to cover companies engaged in payday loans and pawnbroking."
(8) Pawnbrokers Pawnbrokers are loath to crow about recession, but there is no doubt that all current economic trends are in their favour.
(9) Estates Gazette now says that was inaccurate, and that what its data does show is that leases for premises in its "negative clusters" category (which include bookies, pawnbrokers and charity shops) accounted for 9.1% of all high street property deals signed between July 2012 and June 2013, up from 4.1% of those signed in the 12 months to June 2008.
(10) Last week a "back to school" advertising campaign by a pawnbroker offering help with educational expenses was criticised as playing on the fears of anxious parents .
(11) There are eight payday loan shops, pawnbrokers and cheque cashers nestled between the pound shops and the hire purchase store, Brighthouse, and they all seem to be doing brisk business.
(12) Inside the Walnuts shopping centre in Orpington, Kent, the UK's largest pawnbroker, Harvey & Thompson, has situated one of its fleet of 60 purchasing carts (or "Gold Bars") to pick up bits and pieces from the passing trade.
(13) "I bought him Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment because I think that he needs to read about Raskolnikov killing the old woman pawnbroker," Kucherena said.
(14) Guolee is a parolee who served time for intimidating a witness and giving a pawnbroker false information, among other charges, court records show.
(15) Errol Damelin, chief executive of Wonga, is keen to portray his online, high-cost lending operation as a dynamic internet startup doing Britain a service – a far cry from the grubby payday lenders and pawnbrokers that now blight our high streets ( Wonga boss seeks due credit , 13 May).
(16) Elsewhere, pawnbroker Albemarle & Bond issued a profit warning, sending shares down 14.5p, or 5.3%, to 261.5p.
(17) The only thing that is holding back really spectacular growth is the image of pawnbrokers.
(18) Croydon is not one of London's poorest boroughs but it has pockets of extreme poverty and its town centre has boarded-up shops, a branch of pawnbroker Albermarle & Bond and other signs of austerity UK.
(19) Shops hit ranged from pawnbrokers and cobblers to a travel agent.
(20) However, these rates were still far lower than those from jewellers and pawnbrokers.
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(n.) Solary; military pay.
(1) It is the biggest privatisation since John Major sold the railways in the 1990s.
(2) Alfred Liyolo, 71, one of Congo’s leading sculptors , sold several bronzes to the palace in Gbadolite and designed a church and tomb for Mobutu’s first wife; all were lost or destroyed in the looting.
(3) Half a million homes were sold in Scotland, we lost a huge, huge chunk of stock, and as house prices began to escalate so any asset to the community has gone.
(4) Ultimately, both Geffen and Browne turned out to be correct: establishing the pattern for Zevon's career, the albums sold modestly but the critics loved them.
(5) Perhaps local governments could contribute a proportion of the asking price of a house if it is to be sold to a local who will actually live in it?
(6) Davies, who worked closely with AHTSYL's producers to ensure an accurate picture, worries that some medical stories are sold solely as "emotional journeys".
(7) Glencore has responded in textbook fashion: it has cut operating costs, sold assets and taken the axe to capital investment.
(8) The animals were sold only to smaller farms (less than 500 sows for breeding) with concentional keeping patterns which were kept under constant diagnostic supervision.
(9) More Apple and Android phones have now been sold, for example, than all the Japanese cameras ever made.
(10) Last year Ford sold more than 25,000 white Fiestas.
(11) The four other works were sold at auction at Christie's and disappeared into private collections.
(12) He knew how to shmooze Middle East clients and his al-Yamamah deal - under which jets were sold to Saudi Arabia - was the mid-1980s contract which secured his later position as executive chairman at BAE Systems .
(13) She, and three other captives, were told that if they didn't pay $10,000 each within a few days, they would be sold to Bedouin traffickers in Sinai.
(14) Top Gear, Robin Hood, Doctor Who, Primeval and Spooks were the company's top five highest-grossing shows sold internationally.
(15) Facebook Twitter Pinterest The flat in Crouch End, north London that Linda Grant bought for £92,000 in 1994 and sold for £660,000 last year.
(16) "Weirdly, we sold it to lots of European countries where there's not only the issue about knowing who Steve and Rob are, but I assume all the impressions are slightly lost on them.
(17) I believe that this show, this story, deserves a life.” Cattrall was in Cannes to promote the show, which is currently being sold to broadcasters.
(18) Since 2006, some charities have sold donated goods as agent of the donor and then written to the donor, asking if they wish to give the proceeds of sale to the charity.
(19) The global black market in animal and plants, sold as food, traditional medicines and exotic pets, is worth billions and sees an estimated 350 million specimens traded every year.
(20) When Hussain gave him a camera and told Cromitie to reconnoitre targets, he promptly sold it.