from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of colporteur.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as colporteur.


Anglicization of colporteur, from French. (Wiktionary)


  • Card had been a colporter, having pedled books, especially religious tracts, over all Middle and East Tennessee and Georgia, assisted by his brothers at times, and was therefore thoroughly familiar with these regions, their roads and inhabitants.

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • With the State Sunday School Convention fully organized and cooperating with the society in doing its work in the State; with County Conventions in every section, and with its literature spread in every destitute corner, the society found it necessary to undertake a new kind of work from the missionary and colporter.

    A History of the Negro Baptists of North Carolina:

  • But little was accomplished in the first few years of the organization; in fact the Convention was comparatively inactive until the appointment of Rev.A. Shepard, the President of the Convention, missionary and colporter for the American Baptist Publication Society.

    A History of the Negro Baptists of North Carolina:

  • They led the colporter to their home, which was the best in the town, and showed him generous hospitality.

    Brazilian Sketches

  • One day a Methodist colporter entered a town in the interior of the State of Minas Geraes and began to preach and offer his Bibles for sale in the public square.

    Brazilian Sketches

  • Robert Jones had also traveled as a colporter, selling the publications of the

    Autobiography of John G. Fee: Berea, Kentucky

  • The offense was alleged to have been committed in the adjoining county, and the colporter was therefore arrested and taken to that county and there imprisoned to await his trial.

    Autobiography of John G. Fee: Berea, Kentucky

  • "The Unitarian minister is _per se_ a bookseller and colporter also, and he can thus preach to multitudes who never hear his voice."

    Unitarianism in America

  • Especially in the West was much use made of the colporter, and in this way in many of the states the works of Channing were sold in large numbers.

    Unitarianism in America

  • And I am afraid I didn't use the colporter just exactly right, who come when I wuz right in the midst of puttin 'the ingregiences into my tea cakes.

    Samantha among the Brethren — Volume 2


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