An army camp follower who peddled provisions to the soldiers.(noun)
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Use "sutler" in a sentence
"She is the first who has redeemed the name of sutler from the suspicion of worthlessness, mercenary baseness and plunder, and I trust that England will not forget the one who nursed her sick and who sought out her wounded to aid and succor them and who performed the last office for some of her illustrious dead."
"Though the sutler was a young and attractive man, neither his golden looks nor his overly gallant manner moved me."
"The sutler was the authorized merchant of the post, and in order that his monopoly might not lead him to demand unreasonable sums for his wares, the prices were fixed by a "council of administration" composed of three officers."