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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Linen-draper a merchant who deals in linens
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Properly an adj. with suffix -en—A.S. lín—L. linum, flax; Gr. linon.


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