Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The keeper of a book-stall or other stall.

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Examples

  • The successful women, bumped and jostled by the rest, were trying to make off with their saucepans while dozens of others clamoured round the stall, accusing the stall-keeper of favouritism and of having more saucepans somewhere in reserve.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The successful women, bumped and jostled by the rest, were trying to make off with their saucepans while dozens of others clamoured round the stall, accusing the stall-keeper of favouritism and of having more saucepans somewhere in reserve.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • The stall-keeper was just extinguishing his lights; the frosty sky showed a pale gleam of sunrise.

    New Grub Street

  • She had done some ‘work’ for our stall-keeper in the Champs-Elysées, and went out in the snow to give it to her with her own hands, so as not to lose a day.

    Within a Budding Grove

  • At length he cried, “I have it!” and went with him to a spring, dipped himself in it, and came out as a stall-keeper in the market, and dealer in animals.

    Household Tales

  • The first woman had been actively hostile, and only the woman with the sausages seemed at all friendly-and that was simply because of the quarrel she had with the first stall-keeper.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • One day I asked another woman stall-keeper who was a friend of mine if the owners ever sold the books.

    A Moveable Feast

  • One day I asked another woman stall-keeper who was a friend of mine if the owners ever sold the books.

    A Moveable Feast

  • One day I asked another woman stall-keeper who was a friend of mine if the owners ever sold the books.

    A Moveable Feast

  • One day I asked another woman stall-keeper who was a friend of mine if the owners ever sold the books.

    A Moveable Feast

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