from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dealer in corn. See chandler.


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  • As for the corn-chandler he brings more skill to it than any; he dances and sings,

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  • I was referred to a corn-chandler in the market-place of the county town to treat for the house.

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  • It was him that sacked me without a character on the word of a lying corn-chandler.

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  • Gendral Junot is the son of a corn-chandler near the corn-market of this capital, and was a shopman to his father in 1789.

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  • There was actually an exquisite white wreath from Miss Le Pettit of Ignores, laid proudly upon the humbler greener offerings of farmers and fisher folk, overpowering with its elegance even an artificial wreath under glass which came from the Bugletown corn-chandler, who was Mr. Lear's chief customer.

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  • It is one of the great advantages of the country that nothing is lost, and thus the straw which figures so largely in the bill of a London corn-chandler, and which, when converted into manure, is the perquisite of your groom, becomes in the country the means of rendering your garden productive.

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  • On the other hand Chandler, properly a candle-maker, is now used in the compounds corn-chandler and ship's chandler.

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  • So the corn-chandler apologised humbly for his mistake, and asked Sir Buzz how much flour he wanted.

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  • Then on receiving no answer, he flew into a violent rage, and ran and bit the unfortunate corn-chandler on the leg, pinched him, and kicked him, saying, 'Impudent varlet! don't pretend you couldn't see me!

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  • And when the corn-chandler looked round the shop, and out of the window, and down the street, without seeing anybody, the one-span mannikin, with his beard trailing on the ground, cried again louder than before, 'Ho! ho!

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