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  • She'll probably make things lively for one iron-monger.

    Half a Rogue

  • It was a guard's key for the locking and unlocking of compartment doors, one of the small T-shaped kind that you can buy of almost any iron-monger for sixpence or a shilling any day.

    Cleek, the Master Detective

  • Doctor, "said old Mr. Powderell, a retired iron-monger of some standing -- his interjection being something between a laugh and a Parliamentary disapproval;" we must let you have your say.

    Middlemarch

  • They polled for the Beauforts; Wyvill gave his own vote at the same time, and immediately after, Tom Rogerson was seen hauling along a very small pale-faced cripple, an iron-monger by trade, whom he had by hint of threats and brandy forced to the hustings; and who with faltering voice, and eyes fixed on Tom, voted for Colonel Beaufort and Mr. Douglas.

    The Semi-Attached Couple

  • The elderly gentleman turns out, sir, to be a most respectable master iron-monger in

    The Moonstone

  • So he chose for his second wife the daughter of Mr. Dawson, iron-monger, of Mudbury, who gave up her sweetheart, Peter

    Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol. 1 A Revised American Edition of the Reader's Handbook

  • There, the adoption of the son of his cook had been the subject of a few jests, such as might be addressed to a man much respected, for the iron-monger inspired respectful esteem, though he never sought it; his inward self-respect sufficed him.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • Claude-Joseph Pillerault, formerly an iron-monger at the sign of the

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • The dog demands bread, the baker wood, the mountain an axe; the iron-monger says: "Go to the _galantuomo_

    Italian Popular Tales

  • Doctor, "said old Mr. Powderell, a retired iron-monger of some standing -- his interjection being something between a laugh and a

    Middlemarch

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