merchant

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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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Secondly, let there be certain persons licensed, to lend to known merchants, upon usury at a higher rate; and let it be with the cautions following.
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.
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.
It became the great interior mart and place of deposit, and some of the regular merchants who prosecuted the trade in person, under their licenses, formed establishments here.
The Canadian traders, for a long time, had troublesome competitors in the British merchants of New York, who inveigled the Indian hunters and the coureurs des bois to their posts, and traded with them on more favorable terms.
Levin, who had meanwhile been putting his gun away in the cupboard, was just going out of the door, but catching the merchant's words, he stopped.
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?
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.
D' and E', will not be NOT SO DIM as the extremities of the Merchant.
In those days a boy became a page in a great household very much as he might now become an office-boy in a large merchant's office.