Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who reads books at the stall where they are sold.

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Examples

  • ‘I thought at one time that our futures might have been different from what they are apparently becoming,’ he said then, regarding her as a stall-reader regards the brilliant book he cannot afford to buy.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • Cries the stall-reader, “Bless us! what a word on5

    On the Detraction which Followed upon my Writing Certain Treatises

  • 'I thought at one time that our futures might have been different from what they are apparently becoming,' he said then, regarding her as a stall-reader regards the brilliant book he cannot afford to buy.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

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