Another posts

pij definition wiver definition plaited straw undescriptive definition sialogogue definition smallwares definition to levy war break into tears annotative definition qualifying adjectives explorable definition take in the sights sea pigeon bird define prater give forth what does caricature mean in literature flour merchant balminess definition what is labor pool chip hat derrick or crane define token money waters of hydration definition salacity definition shalm instrument da vinci definition imbibable definition procreant definition what is a relative term robert walpole definition guttate definition afterall definition sombreros mission valley elf locks tinning definition burn in effigy definition

Linen-draper

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Linen-draper a merchant who deals in linens
    • ***

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly an adj. with suffix -en—A.S. lín—L. linum, flax; Gr. linon.

Usage

In literature:

I had a cousin a linen-draper, well-to-do, but very ugly.
"Allen Quatermain" by H. Rider Haggard
He stopped outside a linen draper's and peered over the goods in the window at the assistants in torment.
"The Wheels of Chance" by H. G. Wells
You see, I am the sort of color, as they say at the linen-drapers, that doesn't wash well.
"My Lady's Money" by Wilkie Collins
What tells you that the linen-draper lived over his shop?
"Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four." by William H. Elson
He was the son of a linen-draper in Edinburgh; or, as the Scotch call it, following the French, a merchant.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
The history of his introduction into the family of the linen-draper is very short.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX." by Various
Robert Southey was the precocious son of a Bristol linen-draper.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
Allen, a linen draper of Richmond, L47, 5s.
"The Evolution Of An English Town" by Gordon Home
He was the son of a linen-draper in that town.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
Linen-drapers and Clothesmen, xii.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)" by John Addington Symonds
He was the son of a linen-draper, who, as factor to the South Sea Company, acquired considerable property.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine -- Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844" by Various
But bare had we turned the corner for the linen-draper's shops of Fleet Street when M. Radisson's troubles began.
"Heralds of Empire" by Agnes C. Laut
But ruddy-cheeked John Audland, the linen-draper of Crosslands, had been quicker than the elderly farmer.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
And you say he was only a linen-draper?
"The Mayor of Troy" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
She went to the draper's to buy him some linen, And when she came back the good dog was spinning.
"Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories" by Various
I asked him what his business was, and he said he was a linen draper's assistant, as I told you just now.
"The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8)" by Guy de Maupassant
A twelvemonth ago, some strangers had opened a linen-draper's shop in a back street of Helstonleigh; brothers of the name of Bankes.
"Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles" by Mrs. Henry Wood
The big drapers scored by an order for silk and for table linen.
"The Oyster" by A Peer
It is true old Izaak tended his linen-draper's shop, while Doctor Longstreet tends his pills.
"The Golden Road" by Frank Waller Allen
The master of Trevlyn won't need to go into a linen-draper's shop.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
***