dealer


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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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My handsome appearance and good paces soon brought a gentleman to bid for me, and I was bought by another dealer; he tried me in all kinds of ways and with different bits, and he soon found out what I could not bear.
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.
D'Artagnan went instantly to the hay dealer and bargained with him for a hundred and fifty trusses of straw, which he obtained, at the rate of three pistoles each.
Every dealer had the same remark to make--to wit, no room.
'The Sahib is a little hot and angry after riding,' the horse- dealer returned, with the leer of a privileged jester.
"'Say,' he whispers, 'I seen the dealer deal hisself four aces.'
The Reverend said it had transpired during the interview that "Cholley" Adams's father was an extensive dealer in horses in western New York; this accounted for Cholley's choice of a profession.
The dealer appearing at the appointed hour, Khacan found the slave beautiful beyond his expectations, and immediately gave her the name of "The Fair Persian."
I could not defer my pleasure, so I took a cabriolet and drove to the horse dealer's.
With intervals of Marshalsea lounging, and Mrs Bangham succession, his small second mother, aided by her trusty friend, got him into a warehouse, into a market garden, into the hop trade, into the law again, into an auctioneers, into a brewery, into a stockbroker's, into the law again, into a coach office, into a waggon office, into the law again, into a general dealer's, into a distillery, into the law again, into a wool house, into a dry goods house, into the Billingsgate trade, into the foreign fruit trade, and into the docks.
They found a tree near by in a corner, and a blacksmith's forge, and a timber yard, and a dealer's in old iron.
He was with him in the City when he took his poor pension about from dealer to dealer trying to sell it.