from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dealer in silk fabrics.


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  • Camusot had ordered the best possible dinner; and Coralie, feeling that she was rid of her adorer, was more charming to the poor silk-mercer than she had ever been in the fourteen months during which their connection lasted; he had never seen her so kindly, so enchantingly lovely.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • At that word, Coralie sprang to her poet and held him tightly to her; then, with her arms still about him, she turned to the silk-mercer, as if to bid him see the beautiful picture made by two young lovers.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • Matifat was in the ground-floor box exactly opposite with a friend of his, a silk-mercer named Camusot

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • The boots stared the honest silk-mercer out of countenance, and, it must be added, they pained his heart.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • That amateur was a worthy silk-mercer of the Rue des

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • John Rudyard, a silk-mercer of Ludgate-Hill, was engaged as the architect.

    Grace Darling Heroine of the Farne Islands

  • Florence Guyart, was noted among his fellow-citizens for piety, integrity, and uprightness, but although richly endowed with the treasures of virtue, he was but indifferently provided with those of fortune, his business as a silk-mercer supplying him barely with a competency.

    The Life of the Venerable Mother Mary of the Incarnation

  • It is, however, generally accepted that, on leaving school, he was apprenticed to a silk-mercer in London.

    Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)

  • He had always believed that he was a Liberal, a Low Churchman, and a silk-mercer.

    Matthew Arnold

  • The Major, you must know, had spent the greater part of his life in the capital as a silk-mercer and linen-draper -- I believe, in the

    The Mayor of Troy


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