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Definition of "mercery" [mer•cer•y]

  • The trade of mercers. (noun)
  • A mercer's shop. (noun)
  • The goods in which a mercer deals. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "mercery" in a sentence
  • "This especially respects those people, who deal in heavy goods, as wholesale grocers, salters, brasiers, iron-merchants, wine-merchants, and the like; but does not exclude the dealers in woollen manufactures, and especially in mercery goods of all sorts, the dealers in which generally manage their business in this manner."
  • "They would then require a hatmaker, a glover, at least two ropemakers, four tailors, three weavers of woollen and three weavers of linen, two basket-makers, two common brewers, ten or twelve shop-keepers to furnish chandlery and grocery wares, and as many for drapery and mercery, over and above what they could work."
  • "The name by no means implied, originally, a dealer in silks: for _mercery_ included all sorts of small wares, toys, and haberdashery; but, as several of this opulent company were merchants, and imported great quantities of rich silks from"
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