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dealer

1. a person or firm engaged in commercial purchase and sale; trader
2. Cards the person who distributes the cards
3. Slang a person who sells illegal drugs
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The art editors seemed to be in the same unhappy condition as the dealers.
Every dealer had the same remark to make--to wit, no room.
Reassure yourself, and send to the dealers, saying that you are not satisfied, and wish them to find you another slave.
At length, early one morning, while Khacan was on his way to the king's palace, a dealer, throwing himself in his way, announced eagerly that a Persian merchant, arrived late the previous evening, had a slave to sell whose wit and wisdom were equal to her incomparable beauty.
It relates to a dealer in curiosities with whom he lived, and in whom I am earnestly and warmly interested.
The same dealer heard of me, and said he thought he knew one place where I should do well.
He all in confusion made answer, "Sirs, I am a poor pig dealer, and this morning I left the village to sell (saving your presence) four pigs, and between dues and cribbings they got out of me little less than the worth of them.
The dealer saluted, horseman-fashion, with a sweep of the off hand.
Say,' he whispers, 'I seen the dealer deal hisself four aces.
I bought this tear-jug of a dealer in antiquities for four hundred and fifty dollars.
I immediately put on the saddle and bridle, to which operation he lent himself with the best grace possible; then, putting the 4,500 francs into the hands of the astonished dealer, I proceeded to fulfil my intention of passing the night in riding in the Champs Elysees.
He was with him in the City when he took his poor pension about from dealer to dealer trying to sell it.