from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who deals in wines and other alcoholic beverages, especially at wholesale, or in large quantities.


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  • A smart North London Jewish wine-merchant, Gerald Roth (Nicholas Woodeson), discovers that the watch his father left him, because it was a gift from his own Jewish mother (a stereotype-shattering Barbara Young), had once belonged to the German Nazi ambassador to Britain, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and is very valuable.

    A Promising London Theater Season

  • [Return to the letter] 2 John Freeborn (d. 1859), wine-merchant and banker on Via Condotti, Rome.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • One of these proclamations was signed: Burtot, wine-merchant.

    Les Miserables

  • “My good George Vendale,” returned the wine-merchant, giving his hand with an appealing look, rather as if he wanted help to get over some obstacle, than as if he gave it in welcome or salutation:

    No Thoroughfare

  • The wine-merchant, still looking at her inquiringly, observed that her eyes wandered towards the chimney - piece once more.

    No Thoroughfare

  • The physician, the apothecary, the wine-merchant, the draper, the grocer, the saddler, and a few girls gain a good deal by our Crœsus, who is truly avaricious.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • To the Foundling, accordingly, the wine-merchant now went.

    No Thoroughfare

  • “You will excuse my asking you a few questions?” said the modest wine-merchant.

    No Thoroughfare

  • From time to time on the return journey, the wine-merchant looked at his copy of the entry in the

    No Thoroughfare

  • The wine-merchant received Mrs. Goldstraw in the dining-room, in which he had seen her on the previous day; and, the usual preliminary civilities having passed on either side, the two sat down to take counsel together on the affairs of the house.

    No Thoroughfare


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