Mercery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mercery The trade of mercers; the goods in which a mercer deals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mercery The class of commodities or goods in which a mercer deals, as silks, woolen cloths, etc.
    • n mercery The trade of a mercer.
    • n mercery A place where mercers' wares are sold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Mercery the trade of a mercer: the goods of a mercer
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. mercerie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. mercier.

Usage

In literature:

Half the shop was appropriated to grocery; the other half to drapery, and a little mercery.
"Sylvia's Lovers, Vol. I" by Elizabeth Gaskell
Half the shop was appropriated to grocery; the other half to drapery, and a little mercery.
"Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
An old maid at Vernon had sent her to one of her relatives who in this arcade kept a mercery shop which she desired to get rid of.
"Therese Raquin" by Emile Zola
The exports of Scotland were wool, wool-fells, and hides to Flanders; from which they brought mercery, haberdashery, cart-wheels, and barrows.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
The latter have a great many shops of mercery, haberdashery, and millinery.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
This yere was a strife betwene yong men of the Mercery and Lumbardes.
"A Chronicle of London from 1089 to 1483" by Anonymous
Mrs. Pitt next led the way down Mercery Lane, at the corner of which stood The Chequers of Hope, the inn where Chaucer's pilgrims put up.
"John and Betty's History Visit" by Margaret Williamson
Mercery Lane, Canterbury, 480.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
The fact was, that she had once accompanied her sister-in-law to Messrs. Tag-rag and Company's, to purchase some small matter of mercery.
"Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1." by Samuel Warren
The part of Cheapside between Bow Church and Friday Street became known as the Mercery.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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