from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • 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.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of Eminent Painters

  • 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.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

  • 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.

    Maigret and the Bum

  • 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.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature


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