itinerant

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itinerant

adjective ambulant, ambulatory, passing, peripatetic, journeying, moving, traveling, wandering, wayfaring
Associated concepts: itinerant dealer, itinerant merchant, itinerant trader, itinerant vendor

itinerant

noun drifter, peripatetic, traveler, rambler, roamer, rover, runabout, voyager, wanderer
See also: moving

ITINERANT. Travelling or taking a journey. In England there were formerly judges called Justices itinerant, who were sent with commissions into certain counties to try causes.

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The musician was an old gray-headed negro, who had been the itinerant orchestra of the neighborhood for more than half a century.
A thousand miles beyond the last mission station toiled her engineers and spies, clad as coolies, under the guise of itinerant merchants or proselytizing Buddhist priests, noting down the horse-power of every waterfall, the likely sites for factories, the heights of mountains and passes, the strategic advantages and weaknesses, the wealth of the farming valleys, the number of bullocks in a district or the number of labourers that could be collected by forced levies.
It was furnished with the cast-off possessions of his bachelor days and with odd things which he sheltered for friends of his who followed itinerant and more or less artistic callings.
AN Itinerant Preacher who had wrought hard in the moral vineyard for several hours whispered to a Holy Deacon of the local church:
The man had something strapped on his back and carried a heavy stick-- obviously an itinerant peddler.
Wild-eyed itinerant preachers swarmed over the land; and despite the prohibition of the civil authorities, and the persecution for disobedience, the flames of religious frenzy were fanned by countless camp-meetings.
Street bands are on their mettle in Golden Square; and itinerant glee- singers quaver involuntarily as they raise their voices within its boundaries.
At this moment Griffith, the itinerant vender of oranges from Hill Morton, enters the close with his heavy baskets.
Another American, who spouted blood and destruction on all political subjects, was an itinerant bee-farmer.
His father, a delicate dark enthusiast with a sloping forehead, had been an itinerant and rousing preacher of some obscure but rigid Christian sect - a man supremely confident in the privileges of his righteousness.
Are there no itinerant bands; no wind or stringed instruments?
Anthony Humm, a converted fireman, now a schoolmaster, and occasionally an itinerant preacher; and the secretary was Mr.