market-gardener love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who raises vegetables and fruits for sale.


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  • And of these residents the family whose term comprised the story I wish to relate was that of Mr. Jacob Paddock the market-gardener, who dwelt there for some years with his wife and grown-up daughter.

    A Changed Man

  • The produce of the market-gardener decorated the church here and there; and the impresario of the establishment, having picked up a Flemish painted window from old Moss in Wardour Street, had placed it in his chapel.

    The Newcomes

  • Dukes are as common as dogs in the streets, and a marquis thinks no more of himself than a market-gardener.

    Phineas Redux

  • I learned from him that he was a market-gardener living at

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • I shook hands with the kind six-mile-an-hour market-gardener, and going into the inn found my wife and daughter, who rejoiced to see me.

    Wild Wales : Its People, Language and Scenery

  • Even the farmer, thinking of wheat growing, and the market-gardener, thinking of his turnips, are apt to entertain a similar belief.

    The Art of Living in Australia

  • ‘And by what sign didst thou know that we would beg from thee, O Mali?’ said Kim tartly, using the name that a market-gardener least likes.


  • He was a market-gardener, Arain by caste, growing vegetables and flowers for


  • A horse, for no gentleman walked where he could ride, and perhaps his father-in-law, who had mightily disapproved of Betty marrying a Marine, might lend some money to make the Marine into a market-gardener.

    Sharpe's Siege

  • An enterprising English market-gardener is this year growing vegetables and fruit for the London market, expecting to have green peas in Covent

    In the Tail of the Peacock


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