ship-chandlery love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The business and commodities of a ship-chandler.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Finally he consented to send a message to the king on my promising that not only would I pay him liberally for such ship-chandlery as he might supply us with, but that if all went well I would present him with a ruby of equal value to that which I had shown him before I left the island.

    Adventures in Southern Seas A Tale of the Sixteenth Century

  • A barometer, a map, two stiffly painted pictures exhibiting as many sailing vessels in full flight, a calendar bearing the advertisement of a ship-chandlery firm -- this was the extent of the wall decoration.

    Broken to the Plow

  • He did, briefly, giving the facts of his disastrous sojourn in ship-chandlery.

    Fair Harbor

  • "He has not since emerged," added the Quaymaster Bussa darkly, as doubtful that in the interim Captain Hunken might have suffered forcible conversion into one of the obscurer "lines" of ship-chandlery, wherein so much purports to be what it is not.

    Hocken and Hunken

  • A nice, steady young man in the ship-chandlery business, with

    A Little Girl in Old Salem

  • Well, I used to be proud too, before the ship-chandlery business and the Old Colony railroad dismasted me and left me high and dry. "

    Fair Harbor

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