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  • n. A trader in grains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who traffics in grain by wholesale, or as an agent.


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corn + factor


  • A large corn-factor, Timothy Ramsden, Esq., happened to be nearer, and feeling himself tired of standing, he advanced to fill the vacant seat.

    Shirley, by Charlotte Bronte

  • With this view, they contracted with the waterworks to lay on an unlimited supply of water; and with a corn-factor to supply periodically small quantities of oatmeal; and issued three meals of thin gruel a day, with an onion twice a week, and half a roll on Sundays ....

    Queen Victoria

  • Batter and taken Mary Jane, their only niece, to live with them in the dark, gaunt house on Usher's Island, the upper part of which they had rented from Mr. Fulham, the corn-factor on the ground floor.


  • While George Fielding had been going steadily down-hill, till even the bank declined to give him credit, Mr. Meadows, who had been a carter, was, at forty years of age, a rich corn-factor and land surveyor.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 07 — Fiction

  • On top of this, Polpier folk argued that doctoring wasn't, like property, a gift which a man could pass on to his heirs, and most certainly not if they happened to be -- as they were -- a corn-factor and an aged maiden sister of independent but exiguous means.

    Nicky-Nan, Reservist

  • I tried to recollect all the men with fluty voices that I had ever met in Bourges: a corn-factor from the Place St. Jean; Rollet, the sacristan; a fat manufacturer, who used to get my uncle to draw up petitions for him claiming relief from taxation.

    The Ink-Stain (Tache d'encre) — Complete

  • "What's this, Henchard," said Alderman Tubber, applying his thumb to the corn-factor like a cheese-taster.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • Donald's brightness of intellect maintained in the corn-factor the admiration it had won at the first hour of their meeting.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • "I am again out of a foreman," said the corn-factor.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • Then Henchard swore, and Whittle coming up breathless at that instant, the corn-factor turned on him, and declared with an oath that this was the last time; that if he were behind once more, by God, he would come and drag him out o 'bed.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge


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