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Trant

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Trant To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • trant To walk; go about as a peddler. Compare tranter.
    • trant To turn; play a trick.
    • n trant A turn; a trick; a stratagem.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Trant trant (prov.) to go about
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OD. tranten, to walk slowly, LG. & D. trant, walk, pace

Usage

In literature:

Ferguson's command at once turned to the left and ascended the hills, while Trant's moved to the west.
"With Moore at Corunna" by G. A. Henty
The men were passed out of the boat, while I gave Mr. Trant an account of all that had happened.
"Ned Myers" by James Fenimore Cooper
Presently Miss Trant sat up, and, as if with an effort raised her eyes to Katherine's.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Terence received orders to co-operate with 10,000 of the Portuguese militia, under the command of Trant.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
In the gray Trant atmosphere she flashed with prismatic fires.
"The Long Run" by Edith Wharton
It looks, too, as though it sets fire to Texas, who jumps up as if he's stung by a trant'ler.
"Faro Nell and Her Friends" by Alfred Henry Lewis
One of the first workwomen was Martha Trant, subsequently employed for more than twenty years.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
I should think not, by Trant's way of mentioning her.
"Airy Fairy Lilian" by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton (AKA Duchess)
He was bigger than Trant, so Trant took a certain satisfaction from abusing him.
"The Sea Bride" by Ben Ames Williams
Eight months later still she turned up again, not at Trant, but at the Captain's club in London.
"The Story of Louie" by Oliver Onions
Olive Trant added another, and Madame de Mezieres asked eagerly what brought him to Paris.
"Parson Kelly" by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
You have a marvellous predilection for that lad, Parson Trant.
"Ande Trembath" by Matthew Stanley Kemp
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In news:

Kathy Trant attracted worldwide attention a few years ago by quickly spending the $4.7 million she received for the death of her husband who was killed in the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attack.
Husband-and-wife owners Trant and Karen P Bullard display an electronic cigarette kit Thursday at their new True Vapor shop on Westover Boulevard in Albany.
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