from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The business and commodities of a ship-chandler.
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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.
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.
He did, briefly, giving the facts of his disastrous sojourn in ship-chandlery.
"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.
A nice, steady young man in the ship-chandlery business, with
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. "