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merchant

1. Chiefly US and Canadian a person engaged in retail trade
2. (esp in historical contexts) any trader
3. 
a. of the merchant navy
b. of or concerned with trade

Merchant

Ismail . born 1936, Indian film producer, noted for his collaboration with James Ivory on such films as Shakespeare Wallah (1965), The Europeans (1979), A Room with a View (1986), The Remains of the Day (1993), and The Golden Bowl (2000)
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When they are paid by the merchant they operate as an additional tax upon the importing State, whose citizens pay their proportion of them in the character of consumers.
It was not until the year 1766, that the trade regained its old channels; but it was then pursued with much avidity and emulation by individual merchants, and soon transcended its former bounds.
To put an end to these sordid and ruinous contentions, several of the principal merchants of Montreal entered into a partnership in the winter of 1783, which was augmented by amalgamation with a rival company in 1787.
The French merchant at his trading post, in these primitive days of Canada, was a kind of commercial patriarch.
Within an hour the merchant, stroking his big overcoat neatly down, and hooding up his jacket, with the agreement in his pocket, seated himself in his tightly covered trap, and drove homewards.
But," said the merchant, "How can I have killed your son?
No," said the genius, "I shall kill you as you killed my son," and so saying, he seized the merchant by the arm, threw him on the ground, and lifted his sabre to cut off his head.
At the sight of this he was overjoyed, and forgetting all about his son, went into trade again, and became a richer merchant than before.
Meantime little Heinel grew up, and as the end of the twelve years drew near the merchant began to call to mind his bond, and became very sad and thoughtful; so that care and sorrow were written upon his face.
The merchant again supported him, and leading him by the arm helped him to be seated.
The merchant, having seated Father Sergius on the bench under the elm, took on himself police duties and drove the people off very resolutely.
D' and E', will not be NOT SO DIM as the extremities of the Merchant.