from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc.
- noun A dealer in dyestuffs, chemical products, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A dealer in salted or dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in pickling, salting, and preserving various kinds of food Hence drysalters usually sell a number of saline substances and miscellaneous drugs.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
dealerin saltedor dried meats, pickles, sauces, etc., and in the materials used in preservation.
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The terms 'drysalter', a dealer in certain chemical products and foods, and 'alienism', the study and treatment of mental illness, have also faded from use.
Hill, Thomas (1760 – 1840): by trade a drysalter at Queenhithe, was also the editor of The Monthly
In 1801, William Dyer, a drysalter, colorman, and correspondent of Joseph Priestley and other scientists in Britain, reduced fifty years of diary-keeping to two volumes of tantalizing abstracts about his work and interests. 11 As a result, we have only hints about his venture to produce and sell the pigment known as Spanish brown.
Basic ingredients were easy to find as a part of traditional pharmacopoeia, in the storehouse of the drysalter or that of many artisans.
Her name is Anna Maria (daughter of Higgs and Pettifer, solicitors, Bedford Row); but Hicks calls her “Ianthe” in his album verses, and is himself an eminent drysalter in the city.
I am neither a felonious drysalter returned from exile, an hospital stump-turner, a decayed staymaker, a bankrupt printer, or insolvent debtor, released by act of parliament.
At different times he sought employment as a dentist, a drysalter, and a book distributor; he sold small stationery as a travelling merchant, and ultimately became keeper of the refreshment booth at the Paisley railway station.
He was the son of a drysalter, and early devoted himself to the study of chemistry in the only way at first at his disposal -- viz., in an apothecary's shop.
He was a most respectable man -- a drysalter from nine to four, and a Presbyterian in his leisure moments.
Tenby it was who made the discovery of him somewhere in the City, where he earned his livelihood either as a corn-merchant; or a stockbroker, or a chronometer-maker, or a drysalter, and was always willing to gratify a customer with the sight of his proofs of identity.