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  • n. Plural form of toyman.

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Examples

  • Courts of Justice and the gentlemen of the law; while the outer division was occupied by the stalls of stationers, toymen, and the like, as in a modern bazaar.

    Redgauntlet

  • This is further to acquaint the town, that the report that the hosiers, toymen, and milliners, have compounded with Mr. Bickerstaff for tolerating such enormities, is utterly false and scandalous.

    The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899

  • He began admirably, as a doctor with a speculative eye should do, by building a large house with an assembly room for dancing and music, "and other rooms for raffling, diceing, fairchance (what a perversion of terms!) and all sorts of gaming; together with shops for milliners, jewellers, toymen, etc."

    Highways and Byways in Surrey

  • English gentleman who, eighty years ago, had travelled by slow stages to Italy and been waited on at his inn by persuasive toymen.

    A Passionate Pilgrim

  • There came to me, as I looked, a sudden vision of the young English gentleman, who, eighty years ago, had travelled by slow stages to Italy and been waited on at his inn by persuasive toymen.

    A passionate pilgrim

  • Here, too, commerce shouldered aristocracy, and the New Exchange of King James's time competed with the Middle Exchange of later date, providing more milliners, perfumers, glovers, barbers, and toymen, and more opportunity for illicit loves and secret meetings.

    London Pride Or When the World Was Younger

  • Milliners, toymen, and jewellers came down from London, and opened a bazaar under the trees.

    The History of England, from the Accession of James II — Volume 1

  • But I will tell you what I have done: Deard, one of the first jewellers and toymen Here, has undertaken to make a watch and chain, enamelled according to a pattern I have chosen of the newest kind, for a hundred guineas; with two seals for sixteen more; and he has engaged that, if this is not approved, he will keep it himself; but to this I must have an immediate answer.

    The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 2

  • From the bookseller’s shop, we make a tour through the milliners and toymen; and commonly stop at Mr

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • [The Hall of the Parliament House of Edinburgh was, in former days, divided into two unequal portions by a partition, the inner side of which was consecrated to the use of the Courts of Justice and the gentlemen of the law; while the outer division was occupied by the stalls of stationers, toymen, and the like, as in a modern bazaar.

    Redgauntlet

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