chandlery

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chandlery a storeroom where candles are kept
    • n chandlery candles and other commodities sold by a chandler
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chandlery Commodities sold by a chandler.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chandlery The commodities sold by a chandler.
    • n chandlery A chandler's warehouse.
    • n chandlery A store-room for candles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Chandlery goods sold by a chandler
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. candelaria, a candlestick—L. candēla, a candle.

Usage

In literature:

How are you gettin' on, and how is the chandlery bis'ness likely to do?
"The Pickwick Papers" by Charles Dickens
The forecastle was lumbered with ship's chandlery, the hold nigh full of rice, the lazarette crowded with the teas and silks.
"The Wrecker" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
She hurried into the dusty ship chandlery.
"Constance Dunlap" by Arthur B. Reeve
No; you're just in time for the biggest bargain in the chandlery line that anybody ever 'ad a chance of.
"Captains All and Others" by W.W. Jacobs
I had sore worries myself in the money line until poor Dredge made his fortune in the chandlery business.
"The Palace Beautiful" by L. T. Meade
Not liking the tallow-chandlery business, his father apprenticed him to a printer.
"Harper's Young People, November 25, 1879" by Various
Here was a store where was sold rope and other ship-chandlery.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
And then, how about all that blood among the chandlery?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 13 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
My boy, you and I will get a slate and pencil before we go into such a chandlery operation!
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
The building that housed the chandlery shop was a very old one, dating back to a time previous to the Revolution.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
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In poetry:

There laughed the joy of the rose, among
Myrtle and Iris, heaven's eye,
Magnole, with cups of moonlight hung,
And Fuchsia's sunny chandlery,
And coral tongue;
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Life raft servicing company Mobile Ship Chandlery Inc has relocated from downtown Mobile to the Crichton district.
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