from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who deals in meal.
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- noun obsolete Someone who deals in
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Felix, Paul felt that the Bungay mealman might have an opinion of his own on that matter.
And she remembered the heavy, flat, broad honest face of the mealman, with his mouth slow in motion, and his broad nose looking like a huge white promontory, and his great staring eyes, from the corners of which he was always extracting meal and grit; — and then also she remembered the white teeth, the beautiful soft lips, the perfect eyebrows, and the rich complexion of her London lover.
And yet the passion which dominated John Crumb altogether, which made the mealman so intent on the attainment of his object as to render all other things indifferent to him for the time, was equally strong with Roger Carbury.
All were occupied in watching the mealman, and they did not see the figure of a girl approaching.
"Don't you get enough to eat?" asked the mealman, whose idea of happiness was based upon the appreciation of a good dinner.
"That's the way of the aristocrats when it's the damnedest toast that ever was," said Duclosse the mealman.
"You'll be in Parliament yet, Lajeunesse," said Duclosse the mealman, who had been dozing on a pile of untired cart-wheels.
"But suppose they fired at us 'stead of at His Excellency?" asked the mealman.
Medallion, they had drunk the health of the Cure, and now Duclosse the mealman raised his glass.
Therefore the notables among the habitants had gathered in his empty house for a last drink of good-fellowship -- Muroc the charcoalman, Duclosse the mealman, Benoit the ne'er-do-weel, Gingras the one-eyed shoemaker, and a few others.
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