from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A merchant who deals in spirituous liquors.
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AN eminent spirit-merchant in Dublin announced, in one of the Irish papers, that he has still a small quantity of the whiskey on sale _which was drunk by his late Majesty while in Dublin_.
The Jest Book The Choicest Anecdotes and Sayings Mark Lemon 1839
At this period I found Mr. Millar, Mr. Thompson, the spirit-merchant, of
Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. — Volume 3 Henry Hunt 1804
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