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    Question 'barricking their wares'

    Hello,

    What is the meaning of 'barricking' here? Is it 'selling' or 'announcing'? I can't seem to find it easily with a Google search as I could for other words. This is from a book review of 'River of Smoke' by Amitav Ghosh.

    And between them there are little watery lanes and galis, just wide enough to allow a shop-boat to pass; and of these there are more than you would think could possibly exist, for they are manned by hawkers and cheap-jacks of every sort tanners, tinkers, tailors, coopers, cobblers, barbers, bone-setters and many others, all barricking their wares with bells, gongs and shouts.

    Thank you

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    Re: 'barricking their wares'

    The verb is 'barrack'. It means 'shout ou, make a loud noise'; they were trying to attract customers.

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    Re: 'barricking their wares'

    @fivejedjon - thank you. Looks like there is a typo in the article.

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    Re: 'barricking their wares'

    Touting.

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