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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trafficker someone who promotes or exchanges goods or services for money
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Trafficker One who traffics, or carries on commerce; a trader; a merchant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n trafficker One who traffics; one who carries on commerce; a merchant; a trader: often used in a derogatory sense.
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In literature:

Up river or down, she trafficked in a wherry, and took the waterman's tender glances as part receipt for his hire.
"Little Novels of Italy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
Every day he was trafficking, frequently he was stealing, and he told lies as a rule.
"Six Years in the Prisons of England" by A Merchant - Anonymous
She had been discovered by some of the natives, who happened to be on the beach trafficking with some of the Tidore people.
"The Phantom Ship" by Frederick Marryat
Sparrow trafficked in Indian slaves.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Men who advertise these remedies are deliberately trafficking in human life, and they are thoroughly well aware of it.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
At that time a hawker used to go from place to place, trafficking in goods carried by an ass.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
For their trinkets and a few garments on their bodies showed that they had trafficked with Europeans.
"Heroes of the Middle West" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
During the war there was very little trafficking in ivory because it was a luxury.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Are we such base traffickers that we make merchandise of our souls and bargain for them across a counter?
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
For this remorseless and ruthless man destroyed more than fortunes; he trafficked in human lives.
"The Secret House" by Edgar Wallace
With part of it he also trafficked, receiving in exchange provisions or such other goods as he wanted.
"Great Pirate Stories" by Various
I'll have no trafficking in my train.
"Desert Dust" by Edwin L. Sabin
She was dragged away from him by unholy traffickers in human flesh, and he was arrested for remonstrating.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
I did not see that I was often trafficking in unworthiness and baseness.
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905" by Various
And besides, Samuel trafficked in sentiments as in native productions.
"The Pearl of Lima" by Jules Verne
New pamphlets and schemes, or the prices of stocks, That trafficks in ports, and escaped from the rocks.
"The King's Post" by R. C. Tombs
Their Manners, Entertainments, and Traffick.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898--Volume 39 of 55" by Various
Even grief is worth nothing in this trafficking world unless it is paid for.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
That is a conversation between a bunch of traffickers.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Is it a lie that he is trafficking with Hamilton and the Whig lords to surrender the castle?
"Graham of Claverhouse" by Ian Maclaren

In poetry:

“Alack!” she said, “I lost the art,
And left my womanhood foredone,
When first I trafficked in the mart
All for a mess of Bodley bun.
"A Ballad Of A Bun" by Sir Owen Seaman
Perhaps he lives and dies unpraised,
This trafficker in humble sweets,
Because his little shops are raised
By thousands in the city streets.
"Delicatessen" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer
Dream-dispensing face of hers!
Ivory port which loosed upon me
Wings, I wist,
Whose amethyst
Trepidations have forgone me, -
Hesper's filmy traffickers!
"Scala Jacobi Portaque Eburnea" by Francis Thompson
And sometimes on the city's crowded street,
Where avarice meets in never-ending fray,
The roar of trafficking dies far away,
And round me blooms the Blessed Valley sweet.
"The Blessed Vale" by Thomas Chard
Within the street where my strange feet shall stray
All markets hush and traffickers forget,
In my gold head forget their meaner gold,
The poor man grows unmindful of his debt.
"Beauty Accurst" by Richard Le Gallienne
This breathing would with gains by sweetning me
(As sweet things traffick when they meet)
Return to thee.
And so this new commerce and sweet
Should all my life employ, and busie me.
"The Odour. 2 Cor. II. " by George Herbert

In news:

Columbia — Five people were arrested after Columbia police recovered evidence of a drug trafficking ring.
Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris touted her efforts this week to fight human trafficking.
FIELD WORK Joseph Tucker keeps a low profile in Fulton, but his site is among the highest-trafficked beer review sites online.
Suspected cocaine-trafficking 'kingpin' arrested in Kissimmee .
A Chinese Dealer, Trafficker in Mystery.
China rescues 89 trafficked children, arrests 369.
A sweep of Fairfax County massage parlor s by a human trafficking task force has found no incidents of what they call illegal slave labor, but more than a dozen violations of employee licensure laws.
One of the big players in a major methamphetamine trafficking organization that spanned North Penn and the central sections of Montgomery County pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Mier, near the international crossing at Roma, made headlines last year when residents fled the historic town under the threat of the Zetas drug trafficking organization.
Mier, near the international crossing at Roma, made headlines last year when residents fled the historic town under the threat of the Zetas drug trafficking organization.
Authorities in Florida say a man confessed to trafficking methamphetamine — and then flushed the detective's recorder down the toilet.
Russian arms trafficking suspect arrives in NY.
Russian arms trafficking suspect Viktor Bout, center, in US custody after being flown from Bangkok to New York.
They charged Christopher Myers, 40, and Eric Owens, 22, each with one count of Trafficking Marijuana.

In science:

It may be questionable whether the main beneficiaries of a perfect encryption security system would be legitimate organisations or those on the darker side of society including terrorists, drug traffickers, espionage, organised crime etc.
Will the Butterfly Cipher keep your Network Data secure? Developments in Computer Encryption
Along with biochemical approaches, these experiments have demonstrated that receptor recycling and lateral diffusion are both important contributors to receptor trafficking. Both biochemical methods and electrophysiological methods have limitations.
Multiple Routes for Glutamate Receptor Trafficking: Surface Diffusion and Membrane Traffic Cooperate to Bring Receptors to Synapses
For the latter, new ligands such as toxins (18) or recombinant antibody Fab fragments are future directions. In conclusion, a combination of state-of-the-art optical and electrophysiological approaches have allowed the real-time measurement of receptor trafficking in live neurons.
Multiple Routes for Glutamate Receptor Trafficking: Surface Diffusion and Membrane Traffic Cooperate to Bring Receptors to Synapses
Schematic representation of AMPAR trafficking in neurons and experimental approaches used to track receptors in real time.
Multiple Routes for Glutamate Receptor Trafficking: Surface Diffusion and Membrane Traffic Cooperate to Bring Receptors to Synapses