[Keeping Up Appearances]
You could tell them by signs that were plain; by the ink-stains; by the bits of mortar or plaster on their hats and clothes; by the paint spots; the lime-discoloured nails; the French polisher by the stains on his hands and nails; the clerk by his clothes and hands. But. most of all, you could tell them by their 'drift* in the street - the saddest and most hopeless drag of all.
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