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  • noun Plural form of groceryman.


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  • There's nothing under hand about it, which can't be said of most businesses, whether of the big corporations or of the cheating, lying, little corner-grocerymen.

    Chapter XV 2010

  • She had not bickered with hucksters, chivvied grocerymen, fought battles royal with butchers, and endured the existence of a Red

    Hiram the Young Farmer Burbank L. Todd

  • And so, Mr. President, if you stand back on the difficulties in these things, there would be not only no grocerymen, but no lawyers, no doctors, no dentists, and, perhaps, nobody working for the government.

    Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Seventh Annual Meeting Washington, D. C. September 8 and 9, 1916.

  • In the president's own filbert nursery at Rochester over 300 pounds of fine nuts were produced for which 30 cents a pound were offered by grocerymen.

    Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fourteenth Annual Meeting Washington D.C. September 26, 27 and 28 1923

  • The men were paid monthly checks and had never heard any complaint from their landlords and grocerymen who were willing to wait for their pay.

    The Iron Puddler Davis, James J 1922

  • I would go up in town and see my grocerymen, and they would tell me that my bills were so very high they did not see how I ever would pay them.

    M. L. Latta (Morgan London), b. 1853. The History of My Life and Work. Autobiography by Rev. M. L. Latta, A.M., D.D. Morgan London 1903

  • It did so, in fact, for the Little Woman put the name in while I was gone, and on my return I found her besieged by no less than three butchers and grocerymen, while two rival milkmen were explaining with diagrams the comparative richness of their respective cans and bottles.

    The Van Dwellers A Strenuous Quest for a Home Albert Bigelow Paine 1899

  • In England, gentlemen's sons did not make friends of grocerymen, and it seemed to him a rather singular proceeding.

    Little Lord Fauntleroy 1886

  • In England, gentlemen's sons did not make friends of grocerymen, and it seemed to him a rather singular proceeding.

    Little Lord Fauntleroy Frances Hodgson Burnett 1886

  • Dr. GELERNTER: What makes him a non-intellectual is his love of and pride in technique, his insistence on the importance of technically good writing, his love of the concrete detail, his vividness, his attachment to the humdrum daily occupations of the sort of person who is generally -- beneath an intellectual's notice, his fascination with the fishermen in his small town and the grocerymen and the deer hunters of whom -- one of whom he was not, but he wanted to hear what they did and how they worked, the way he was intrigued by the motormen on the old Sixth Avenue el in Manhattan, his vivid affection for the everyday life of everyday people and his belief in its transcendent importance.

    Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber 1997


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