• WordNet 3.6
    • n mercer a dealer in textiles (especially silks)
    • n Mercer British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mercer Originally, a dealer in any kind of goods or wares; now restricted to a dealer in textile fabrics, as silks or woolens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mercer A dealer in small wares, or in merchandise of any sort.
    • n mercer A dealer in cloths of different sorts, especially silk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mercer mėr′sėr a merchant in silks and woollen cloths, or in small wares
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mercier, fr. L. merx, mercis, wares, merchandise. See Merchant
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mercier.


In literature:

Donop, Count, mortally wounded in an attack upon Fort Mercer, ii.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
I might have made an apt mercer in time, but I do not know, and I do not love to linger over the two years I spent in the trial.
"Marjorie" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
They live at Wabash, Mercer County, Ohio.
"The Stephens Family" by Bascom Asbury Cecil Stephens
ALFRED MERCER, Syracuse, N. Y., Professor of Medicine in Syracuse Medical School.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
If you can get Aunt Mercer to give you a bed, I'll take you to the play.
"The Third Miss Symons" by Flora Macdonald Mayor
Schedule of debts due to 11 mercers and drapers for the funeral of the late General Cromwell.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
The only delegate who ventured to speak in its favour was Mercer of Maryland.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The business of the bank was first carried on in the Mercers' chapel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The Mercers took over the school of St. Thomas.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
The brothers have long gone to receive the reward of their goodness, and lie buried in the cemetery attached to Mercers' Hall, Cheapside.
"Notes and Queries, Number 231, April 1, 1854" by Various

In poetry:

The lovely ladies flocked within,
And still would each one say,
“Good mercer, be the ships come up?”
But still he answered “Nay.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
Straight to the Mayor he took his way,
“Good Master Mayor,” quoth he,
“I am a mercer of London town,
And owner of vessels three,—­
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
“Have thy will, mercer! choose thy men,
Put off from the storm-rid shore;
God with thee be, or I shall see
Thy face and theirs no more.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow
“An ill rock, mercer! your words ring right,
Well with my thoughts they chime,
For my two sons to the world to come
It sent before their time.”
"Winstanley" by Jean Ingelow

In news:

In the newly drawn House of Delegates District 27, voters in Mercer County will decide Nov 6 between six candidates vying for three seats.
Bellevue drops Mercer Slough light-rail route.
Mercer Slough Center awarded environmental 'gold' certification.
Courtesy of Lauren Buzinski Keith Buzinski, 26, formerly of Hamilton, Mercer County.
Helen Lynn Stalder , 65, of 310 Stella St, Celina, died at 5:23 pm Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012, at the Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
The Mercer Island School Board is discussing the possibility of paying its members a stipend and plans to vote on the proposal this month.
Past lives in stitchery at the Mercer Museum By GWEN SHRIFT Staff Writer
A fire escape on Mercer Street at the corner of Howard in SoHo holds plants and plastic chairs.
Sharon Van Etten / James Mercer.
Mercer County will switch back to paper ballots.
QC Sports Extra – Alleman & Mercer County Football Teams.
Chad Coleman/Mercer Island Reporter Islander Liz Miller (11) hammers the ball into the Bothell side of the court for a kill on Thursday at Mercer Island High School.
Mercer Islander Tod Leiweke earns appointment to WWU board.
Chris Gregoire today announced the appointment of Mercer Island resident Tod Leiweke to the Board of Trustees at Western Washington University.
Would you buy a house on Mercer Island, given a choice, if a toll to go anywhere was unavoidable.

In science:

Mercer’s theorem therefore is orthonormal, hφj , φl iℓ = δj l for all j , l ∈ on L2 ([−ℓ, ℓ]) such that sociated with C .
Energetic and dynamic properties of a quantum particle in a spatially random magnetic field with constant correlations along one direction
Considering elements of the Z⊤Z matrix as measuring similarity between nodes, we can show following that the Euclidean distance (20) leads to Euclidean inner-product similarity which can be replaced by a general Mercer kernel [23, 24] uniquely represented by a positive semi-definite matrix Ki,j .
Sestieri of Venice
Proteomics 2006, 5, 423-432. 110. Shvedova, A. A.; Kisin, E. R.; Mercer, R.; Murray, A. R.; Johnson, V. J.; Potapovich, A. I.; Tyurina, Y. Y.; Gorelik, O.; Arepalli, S.; Schwegler-Berry, D.; et al.
Carbon Nanotubes in Biology and Medicine: in vitro and in vivo Detection, Imaging and Drug Delivery
This possible cluster was not selected by any previous searches (i.e., Dutra & Bica 2001; Mercer et al. 2005), and so the system qualifies as a false-negative cluster with respect to those searches.
Red Eyes on Wolf-Rayet Stars: 60 New Discoveries via Infrared Color Selection
Chapuran, T. E., Toliver, P., Peters, N. A., Jackel, J., Goodman, M. S., Runser, R. J., McNown, S.R., Dallmann, N., Hughes, R.J., McCabe, K.P., Nordholt, J.E., Peterson, C.G., Tyagi, K.T., Mercer, L., and Dardy, H. Optical networking for quantum key distribution and quantum communications.
Microwave Photonics Parallel Quantum Key Distribution