shipping-clerk love

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An employee in a mercantile house who attends to the shipment of merchandise.

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Examples

  • Don't think you are entitled to any special rights, privileges, and immunities as a literary person, or have any more reason to consider your possible lack of fame as a grievance against the world than has any shipping-clerk or traveling salesman.

    Writing Advice from 1916—Part I

  • Henry don't want to be a shipping-clerk all his life.

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • Hortense, the blond stenographer (engaged to the shipping-clerk), noticed it first.

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • Hortense, before her marriage to Henry, the shipping-clerk, had been a very pretty, very pert, very devoted little stenographer in the office of the T.A. Buck Featherloom Petticoat Company.

    Emma McChesney and Co.

  • They'll keep their gum and a looking-glass in the upper right-hand drawer of their typewriter desks, and the old man will call them down eleventy times a day, and they'll marry the shipping-clerk first time he sneaks out from behind a box.

    The Job An American Novel

  • In a year the shipping-clerk was needed as a salesman, and Richard took his place.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Reformers

  • Mawruss, you can as much make both ends meet on the Atlantic Ocean with fourteen ships as a shipping-clerk with ten children can in New York

    Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things

  • Ten minutes later he was approached by Jake, the shipping-clerk.

    Potash & Perlmutter Their Copartnership Ventures and Adventures

  • So Richard and Frank fell back into the crowd, and were immediately joined by Bretzwartz, the German shipping-clerk.

    Richard Dare's Venture

  • "I made a failure of it that time," muttered the shipping-clerk, as he slowly arose to his feet.

    Richard Dare's Venture

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