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grocer

a dealer in foodstuffs and other household supplies
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"Good God!" thought the grocer, looking earnestly at the traveler, "he looks sad!" The musketeer sat down.
Nothing would serve Maggy but that they must stop at a grocer's window, short of their destination, for her to show her learning.
There was no competition in it at present; the Church-people had their own grocer and draper; the Dissenters had theirs; and the two or three butchers found a ready market for their joints without strict reference to religious persuasion--except that the rector's wife had given a general order for the veal sweet- breads and the mutton kidneys, while Mr.
It was at this moment that Raoul, after his painful scene with Montalais and De Guiche, arrived at the grocer's house.
Cuff, laying hold of that document (in which many words were scratched out, many were mis-spelt, on which had been spent I don't know how much thought, and labour, and tears; for the poor fellow was writing to his mother, who was fond of him, although she was a grocer's wife, and lived in a back parlour in Thames Street).
The grocer, intent upon his news- paper, might have passed them, if his horse had not shied and snorted.
So the sailor went to see the grocer. And presently he came back with all the things they wanted.
The grocer's boy came across, and took up a position on the other side of the step.
B., Post-office, Zeeland." The letter had arrived by that morning's post; but, being Sunday evening, the grocer requested that application might be made for it the next morning.
It seems Tom had cast an eye on the daughter of a grocer of reputed wealth, who had attracted the attention of another person of his own school.
The short, rather plump wife of a starved grocer, and the mother of two children withal, this lieutenant had already earned the complimentary name of The Vengeance.
There were only two of them so they could not have a turkey, but Mildred roasted a chicken and boiled a Christmas pudding which she had bought at a local grocer's.