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- n. A supplier of victuals or supplies to an army.
- n. An innkeeper.
- n. A supply ship.
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- n. a supplier of victuals or supplies to an army
- n. an innkeeper (especially British)
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They cannot now grant a license for sale of liquor to be drunk on the prem - ises except to a common victualler, that is, to one who conducts also the business of furnishing food.
Henry Stobbs was "victualler" at the Sun Inn in 1886, followed by Frederick Benson.
He ordered his victualler to send bread to the poor at Moorfields and proclaimed a day of fasting next month, whereby appointed men will go about to collect money for those suffering.
By then, Garvice, his occupation described as bookseller, was living with his uncle Joseph Winter a retired licensed victualler at 11 The Terrace, Woodford, Essex.
He was prominent in town affairs, held various offices, and between 1747 and 1752 was licensed as "Innholder, taverner, and common victualler of strong liquor by retail."
Two days later, the Victualling Board wrote again to report that Henry Garrett, the agent victualler at Deptford, who had checked at high tide, reported that the water was now damaging the boundary wall between the victualling and dock yards, this being exacerbated by rat runs to the pea store and flesh cellars and between the seasoning house and the old cooperage, the water rising over the floor sufficiently to stop the coopers working.
Fitzjames, on the other hand, had always had his doubts about the canned goods and the victualler who had canned them — the only member of the Expedition or the Admiralty who seems to have expressed such reservations — but Crozier remained incredulous that such an act of criminal fraud could have been carried out on ships of the Royal Navy.
Good God, man, exploded Crozier, every victualler does that to the Admiralty.
Baroski, there appeared in the newspapers an account of the imprisonment of His Highness the Prince of Panama for a bill owing to a licensed victualler in Ratcliff Highway.
The magistrate to whom the victualler subsequently came to complain passed many pleasantries on the occasion.