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Re: New Idea
Posted by: Suzanne St. John (ID *****4155) Date: January 15, 2012 at 03:43:05
In Reply to: Re: New Idea by Jerome Lafayette Saint John of 1819

Regarding Matthias' occupation: It might be possible he was a "traveling" salesman and carried on two separate lives.

http://www.wordreference.com/definition/chandler


Concise Oxford English Dictionary 2008 Oxford University Press:
chandler /ˈtʃɑːndlə/
▶noun
1 (also ship chandler) a dealer in supplies and equipment for ships and boats.
2 historical a dealer in household items such as oil and groceries.
derivatives
chandlery noun (pl. chandleries).
origin ME (denoting a candle maker or candle seller): from OFr. chandelier, from chandelle (see chandelier).


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