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Corn-chandler

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Corn-chandler a dealer in corn
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. corn; Goth. kaurn; akin to L. granum.

Usage

In literature:

It was him that sacked me without a character on the word of a lying corn-chandler.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
It was him that sacked me without a character on the word of a lying corn-chandler.
"The Return of Sherlock Holmes" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Why, it's a birthday such as Perks never 'ad, not even when 'e was a boy and stayed with his uncle, who was a corn chandler in his own account.
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
Gendral Junot is the son of a corn-chandler near the corn-market of this capital, and was a shopman to his father in 1789.
"Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud, Complete" by Lewis Goldsmith
German yeast may be obtained at almost any corn-chandler's in the metropolis and suburbs.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Just over against her lived one Salt, a corn chandler, with whom Mr. Howe became acquainted, usually dining with him once or twice a week.
"Strange Pages from Family Papers" by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
He was a well-to-do corn-chandler, and drove his own chaise-cart.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
On the other hand Chandler, properly a candle-maker, is now used in the compounds corn-chandler and ship's chandler.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Once in such a town I found a corn-chandler's ledger.
"Old Junk" by H. M. Tomlinson
Mat did not wish to be a corn-chandler.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
A few days later a reply was received from Mrs. Wimble's father, the corn-chandler in Norfolk, enclosing a cheque for 20 pounds 'as a starter.
"The Promise of Air" by Algernon Blackwood
Sheard, Porth Neigr, next to the corn-chandler's shop.
"Mushroom Town" by Oliver Onions
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