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  • n. Plural form of merchant.


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  • As there are several degrees of people employed in trade below these, such as workmen, labourers, and servants, so there is a degree of traders above them, which we call merchants; where it is needful to observe, that in other countries, and even in the north of Britain and

    The Complete English Tradesman (1839 ed.)

  • The latest from Mr Brown's sleaze merchants is that some Labour Lords are being accused of offering to put for amendments to government bills for a fee.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • Even in remote areas there is no village without merchants from the two provinces.

    Between Winds and Clouds: The Making of Yunnan (Second Century BCE to Twentieth Century CE)

  • The Peshawar brokers and weighmen depended on their relationships to kuchi carriers in order to distribute their capital investments in those localities. 45 During the first season of the monopoly the British recognized the likelihood of ongoing exclusion of Indian merchants from the fruit revenue structure of the Kabul-centered Durrani state.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • Then your supplier must meet or beat the credit terms the merchants are currently receiving.

    Not Discouraged, Abandoned

  • During the funeral he referred to “diamond merchants” considered a code word for Hasidic Jews [11] [12], for shedding “the blood of innocent babies” leading marchers shouting “No Justice No Peace”.

    Matthew Yglesias » What’s the Joke?

  • You'll undoubtedly find more solid bags without logos or markings if you scour the handbag counter at the big department stores and private-label merchants such as J. Crew and Ann Taylor.

    An Appealing Line of Handbags

  • How did people from these small European countries establish colonies on an island that had already aroused the interest of merchants from the two most powerful states of East Asia?

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Zau al-Makan asked the cause thereof, and was answered that a caravan of merchants from the Land of Syria had halted there to rest and that the Moslem troops had come on them and had haply seized something of the goods which they had brought from the country of the Infidels.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • On the first day of the following year he went, as was his wont, to the Exchange which was in the bazar, but found the gate shut; and enquiring the reason was told, “One of the merchants is dead and all the others have gone to follow his bier,82 and why shouldst thou not win the meed of good deeds by walking with them?”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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