cold canvass

cold canvass

See cold call.

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The sooner legislation is introduced to enforce a ban on cold-calling, either at a local or national level, the sooner we can get on and enjoy our lives away from the constant unnecessary hassle from these unwanted persistent cold canvass door-to-door callers.
As the fisted fingers of sea waves carve timeless rock into rime marked in sculptured sands; as the waves of human fingers thread thoughts through to tapestries woven of many-colored words; and as the strings of city streets strain dissonant sounds into songs woven in the rhythmic sea of human feet, a new day's sun has just begun painting feeling into the cold canvass of a tired night.
IF SUZY Kendall (Mail, November 2) lets her fingers do the walking, she can put an end to these annoying cold canvass telephone calls by contacting the Telephone Preference Society who will arrange to block out these unsolicited calls.