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  1. (obsolete) The occupation of collecting dog faeces for sale to tannery, tanneries (which used it as a siccative for bookbinding leather). Undertaken by old women in Britain in the 18th century. (Reference: w:Robert Hughes, Robert Hughes, The Fatal Shore, 1987, paperback 1996 ISBN 1-86046-150-6 chapter 1 page 21.)
1851: The pure-finders meet with a ready market for all the dogs"-dung they are able to collect, at the numerous tanyards in Bermondsey — w:Henry Mayhew, Henry Mayhew, London Labour and the London Poor, volume 2, page 142 http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/ptext?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2000.01.0027&query=head%3D%2381
  1. Literally, a person (or thing) which does no more than find.
2002: As one commentator has noted, although a pure finder may "induce the purchase or sale of" a security within the meaning of Section 15(a)(1), he or she is not normally a "broker" because he or she effects no transactions. — Howard S. Meyers, Finder's fee agreements: Potential pitfalls and considerations, The Attorney-CPA, July 2002 http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3703/is_200207/ai_n9146286/pg_3

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