Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who deals in newspapers; a news-vender.
“Six weeks later, Nicola — who acted as regular news-agent to the house — informed me that Grandmamma had left the whole of her fortune to Lubotshka, with, as her trustee until her majority, not Papa, but Prince Ivan Ivanovitch!”
“It is quite common for the Court barber to marry the King's daughter, and to succeed him as ruler; but the barber was, of course, surgeon or blood-letter as well as the principal news-agent -- the forerunner of the daily newspaper of our times.”
“Then there is the humorous news-agent who takes charge of the smoking car between Jamaica and Oyster Bay.”
“The news-agent was finally discovered in the person of an old, humpy, quiet, woman, who worked by the day in various homes and had found a place, unobserved and apparently indifferent, in the corner of the sitting-room.”
“And the same phrases keep recurring — the Ann Arbor news-agent uses the same expressions as the President of the Girls 'College at”
“The Empire, mediately or immediately, must become the universal educator, news-agent, book-distributor, civiliser-general, and vehicle of imaginative inspiration for its peoples, or else it must submit to the gravitation of its various parts to new and more invigorating associations.”
“Through that long distance, though I had slanted southwestward across a multitude of States and vegetations, and the Mississippi lay eleven hundred miles to my rear, the single event is my purchasing some cat's-eyes of the news-agent at Sierra Blanca.”
“And the same phrases keep recurring -- the Ann Arbor news-agent uses the same expressions as the President of the Girls 'College at”
“Six weeks later, Nicola -- who acted as regular news-agent to the house -- informed me that Grandmamma had left the whole of her fortune to”
“But she was known to her father-confessor, to her news-agent, and later to her son, as Valerie de la Motte Scott, for though no longer entitled to bear the latter name, she had tacitly allowed it to cling to her.”
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