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- n. a merchant who deals in wines.
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- n. someone who sells wine
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My steward tells me that the vintage he bought from old Asander the wine merchant is particularly good.
Great was his relief when he returned to Antwerp to hear that the pretty Anna Van Ophem of Saventhem had been married three years before to a worthy wine merchant of Brussels, and was now the proud mother of two handsome boys.
A wine merchant at Hamburgh, who was above seventy years of age, requested to speak with Lady Hamilton; and told her he had some Rhenish wine, of the vintage of 1625, which had been in his own possession more than half-a-century: he had preserved it for some extraordinary occasion; and that which had now arrived was far beyond any that he could ever have expected.
He must already have questioned the concierge in the Rue de Turenne and the wine merchant at the corner of the Rue des Francs-Bourgeois.
Novelist, daughter of a wine merchant at Retford, where she was born She married a Captain Gore, with whom she resided mainly on the Continent, supporting her family by her voluminous writings.