Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dealer who has a small stand under an umbrella.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I did not see the umbrella-man again until the next day, when I passed him on the hurricane deck.

    Great Sea Stories

  • The umbrella-man was looking beyond these, at the hills.

    Great Sea Stories

  • I could not reach the umbrella-man, even with my spare line.

    Great Sea Stories

  • As Richard crossed the market-place on his way home, he saw an umbrella-man just selling the last of his umbrellas.

    Cross Purposes and The Shadows

  • "Take them as low as six per cent," said the umbrella-man humbly.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • Birotteau might easily believe himself a superior being in the presence of Monsieur Molineux; the answer of the umbrella-man made him smile agreeably, and he bowed to him with a truly royal air as they parted.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • The umbrella-man, anxious not to disturb his landlord, had gone to the door to admit Birotteau.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • "My dear Monsieur Birotteau," said the umbrella-man, "I have not asked you any compensation for this cession; but you are aware that a good merchant ought to make money out of everything."

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • He found the umbrella-man in full dress, and they were about to start, when

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

  • At that price I will consent to the transfer of the two rooms by Monsieur Cayron, here present, "he said, with a sly wink at the umbrella-man;" and I will give you a lease of them for seven consecutive years.

    Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau

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