- n. archaic Someone who owns a tavern.
- Old French tavernier. (Wiktionary)
“Gonzaga, still half uncertain of his ground, called the taverner and bade him bring a flagon of his best.”
““We serve men here, not boys,” said the taverner, sounding more bored than hostile.”
“The taverner dismissed his words with a wave of his hand.”
“A woman almost as large as the taverner came in carrying two bowls with spoons in them.”
“Rigg walked to the bar, where the taverner—who looked to be at least as large as the largest of his customers—was setting out a half dozen bowls of a thick stew that made Rigg almost faint with hunger, though it had only been two days since he last ate.”
“Before he could decide, a door on their side of the bar opened and the taverner beckoned.”
“The taverner reached out at the moment Rigg was opening his fist to show the money, and their hands collided.”
“The taverner poured their coins out of his hand onto the table.”
“So he entered and seeing seven rows of people in the shop, said, Harkye, taverner!”
“She replied, My father was a taverner at Mosul and he died and left me much money.”
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