Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who deals in newspapers; a news-vender.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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!

    Boyhood

  • 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.

    Spanish Life in Town and Country

  • Then there is the humorous news-agent who takes charge of the smoking car between Jamaica and Oyster Bay.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • 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.

    Criminal Psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students

  • And the same phrases keep recurring — the Ann Arbor news-agent uses the same expressions as the President of the Girls 'College at

    Full Circle

  • 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.

    An Englishman Looks at the World

  • 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.

    The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

  • And the same phrases keep recurring -- the Ann Arbor news-agent uses the same expressions as the President of the Girls 'College at

    Tales of Men and Ghosts

  • 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

    Boyhood

  • 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.

    The Lost Lady of Lone

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