In Reply to: Inklemaker in a drangway posted by Teresa on February 17, 2009 at 08:44:
: In reading a book by Susan Howatch, she used the phrase, "like an inklemaker in a drangway." What is the origin and meaning of this phrase?
I don't think this is a phrase as such - more a case of someone putting two dialect words together. See http://www.mumblesmatters.org.uk/?p=230. It would mean "like a busy person in an alleyway. (GC)