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A mudlark is someone who scavenges in river mud for items of value, a term used especially to describe those who scavenged this way in London during the late 18th and 19th centuries. [1]

27 relations: Cadaver, Doctor Who, Dumpster diving, Fence (criminal), Frederick Marryat, Grubber, Henry Mayhew, Jack Shaftoe, Johnny Vaughan, Junk man, London, Melvin Burgess, Metal detector, Mud Men (TV series), Museum of London, Neal Stephenson, Poor Jack, Port of London Authority, River Thames, Rye, East Sussex, Sussex dialect, The Baroque Cycle, The Haunting of Thomas Brewster, The Mudlark, Thomas Brewster (Doctor Who), Tosher, Waste picker.


A cadaver, also referred to as a corpse (singular) in medical, literary, and legal usage, or when intended for dissection, is a deceased body.

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.

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Dumpster diving

Dumpster diving, commonly referred to in the UK and many parts of Europe as totting, skipping, skip diving or skip salvage, is a popular form of modern salvaging of waste in large commercial, residential, industrial and construction containers to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but that may prove useful to the picker.

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Fence (criminal)

A fence, also known as a receiver, mover, moving man, or thiefspawn, is an individual who knowingly buys stolen goods in order to later resell them for profit.

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Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (10 July 17929 August 1848) was a British Royal Navy officer, a novelist, and an acquaintance of Charles Dickens.

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A grubber was a term sometimes used in Victorian England to describe people who scavenged in drains for a living.

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Henry Mayhew

Henry Mayhew (25 November 1812 – 25 July 1887) was an English social researcher, journalist, playwright and advocate of reform.

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Jack Shaftoe

Jack Shaftoe (also known, at various points, as King of the Vagabonds, L'Emmerdeur, Half-Cocked Jack, Quicksilver, Ali Zaybak, Sword of Divine Fire, and Jack the Coiner) is one of the three primary fictional characters in Neal Stephenson's 2,686-page, Clarke Award-winning epic trilogy, The Baroque Cycle.

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Johnny Vaughan

Jonathan Randal Vaughan (born 16 July 1966) is a television and radio personality and a film critic.

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Junk man

Junk man is the (largely American) term for a person who buys, trades, or collects disparate items (scrap and usable/repairable things) considered of little or no value to their owners.

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Melvin Burgess

Melvin Burgess (born 25 April 1954) is a British writer of children's fiction.

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Metal detector

A metal detector is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal nearby.

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Mud Men (TV series)

Mud Men is a British television series on the History channel.

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Museum of London

The Museum of London documents the history of the English capital city from prehistoric to modern times.

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Neal Stephenson

Neal Town Stephenson (born October 31, 1959) is an American writer and game designer known for his works of speculative fiction.

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Poor Jack

Poor Jack is a novel by the English author Frederick Marryat, published in 1840.

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Port of London Authority

The Port of London Authority (PLA) is a self-funding public trust established by the Port of London Act 1908 to govern the Port of London.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England, most notably through London.

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Rye, East Sussex

Rye is a small town in East Sussex, England, two miles from the sea at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede.

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Sussex dialect

The Sussex dialect is a dialect that was once widely spoken by those living in the historic county of Sussex in southern England.

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The Baroque Cycle

The Baroque Cycle is a series of novels by American writer Neal Stephenson.

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The Haunting of Thomas Brewster

The Haunting of Thomas Brewster is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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The Mudlark

The Mudlark is a 1950 film made in Britain by 20th Century Fox.

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Thomas Brewster (Doctor Who)

Thomas Brewster is a fictional character played by John Pickard in a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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A tosher is someone who scavenges in the sewers, a sewer-hunter, especially in London during the Victorian era.

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Waste picker

A waste picker is a person who salvages reusable or recyclable materials thrown away by others to sell or for personal consumption.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mudlark

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