Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who makes a business of buying and selling land, whether on his own account or for others; a land-speculator; a real-estate broker.

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Examples

  • Mr. B — perfectly understood how to play his cards with the land-jobber; and his fat, jolly physiognomy, and rustic, provincial manners and accent, greatly assisted him in the deception.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • There was very noted character at C —, Mr. Q —, a great land-jobber, who did a large business in this way on his own account, besides getting through a great deal of dirty work for other more respectable speculators, who did not wish to drink at taverns and appear personally in such matters.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • At that time I had not the slightest idea but that the farm actually belonged to the land-jobber; and I am to this day unable to tell by what means he succeeded in getting Mr. H — to part with his property.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • At that time I had not the slightest idea but that the farm actually belonged to the land-jobber; and I am to this day unable to tell by what means he succeeded in getting Mr. H--- to part with his property.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • Mr. B--- perfectly understood how to play his cards with the land-jobber; and his fat, jolly physiognomy, and rustic, provincial manners and accent, greatly assisted him in the deception.

    Roughing It in the Bush

  • There was very noted character at C---, Mr. Q---, a great land-jobber, who did a large business in this way on his own account, besides getting through a great deal of dirty work for other more respectable speculators, who did not wish to drink at taverns and appear personally in such matters.

    Roughing It in the Bush

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