Does the coster actually worship his 'dona' with so fine a chivalry?
His first act was to unwrap one of the coster lights, and set it on fire.
The girl answered the bell, and presently I saw the coster and his cart go past the dining-room window.
While he was explaining the coster joined them, having got his donkey on to its legs.
coster was seized just as he darted from some hiding-place and tried to board an out-bound freight.
His instinct was to join him and say to him, in the words of the coster, "You and me was pals out there."
"Give you four shillings for this here lot, master," says a coster, speaking for his three companions.
Cologne Chronicle, unfairly quoted by the advocates of coster, 122.
coster means sacristan or sexton, but the position was one of far greater honour than is now associated with it.
coster (to acquaintance, who has been away for some months).