• WordNet 3.6
    • n merchandising the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
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  • Chow Yun-Fat
    Chow Yun-Fat
    “An actor is only merchandise.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.”


In literature:

Wilbur Cowan became a shrewd hunter and a successful merchandiser of golf balls but slightly used.
"The Wrong Twin" by Harry Leon Wilson
But we shall leave him a while, to consider our ship and the merchandise which we had to dispose of.
"The Life and Most Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner (1801)" by Daniel Defoe
This Young Man thought that Lutie was all the Merchandise, and she regarded him as Permanent Car-Fare.
"More Fables" by George Ade
So Kara loaded all the merchandise on the carts and pack bullocks and went home rejoicing.
"Folklore of the Santal Parganas" by Cecil Henry Bompas
The traffic, too, in merchandise, whether by sea or land, has multiplied exceedingly.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
It is the very Life of Merchandise to buy cheap and sell dear.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Before the financial crash in '57, this levee was crowded with merchandise from St. Louis and Chicago.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
For I am not merchandise which may be bought on credit.
"Eastern Shame Girl" by Charles Georges Souli
The residents are in consequence obliged to submit to the expense of first shipping their merchandise to Sydney.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
It may be chattels, goods, wares or merchandise.
"Vandemark's Folly" by Herbert Quick

In poetry:

Love is too kind, I see, and can
Make but a simple merchant-man.
'Twas for such sorry merchandise
Bold painters have put out his eyes.
"Charitas Nimia; or, The Dear Bargain" by Richard Crashaw
Which herded, with the horse and cow,
And merchandise of every name,
All men who wear the sable brow,
Regardless of their rank or fame.
"The Black Man's Wrongs" by James Madison Bell
So rare the light, so rich the sight,
Those pilgrim men, on profit bent,
Drop hands and eyes and merchandise,
And are with gazing most content.
"The Pheonix" by Arthur Christopher Benson
Or like some vessel wrecked upon the sand
Of torrid swamps, with all her merchandise,
And left to rot betwixt the sea and land,
My helpless spirit lies.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
We have thus fallen, save that Luxury
With barren merchandise piles up the gate
Where nobler thoughts and deeds should enter by:
Else might we still be Milton's heritors.
"Quantum Mutata" by Oscar Wilde
O town in the midst of the seas,
With thy rafts of cedar trees,
Thy merchandise and thy ships,
Thou, too, art become as naught,
A phantom, a shadow, a thought,
A name upon men's lips.
"Helen Of Tyre" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Seer Outfitters, a clothing company that gives 100% of its profits to the Kyle Korver Foundation, is selling merchandise at Tulip Time this year.
Has partnered with Giggle , a New York-based upscale baby specialty store chain, to debut an exclusive collection of Giggle -branded merchandise next fall, Crain's New York reported.
As of 2003, Sanrio rakes in over $1 billion annually in sales outside of Japan on 'Hello Kitty' merchandise.
HIGH POINT — Furniture Marketing Group has hired Dennis Hoy as director of merchandising, a new position for the buying group.
Hoy will work with vendors to provide product and merchandising programs targeting FMG members.
Teen arrested for stealing merchandise on the job.
Berlin's beloved polar bear Knut , an international star who as a cuddly, fluffy cub graced magazine covers, movies and merchandise, died Saturday.
Neighborhood discounter Dollar General, coming out of a very good 2008, is ready to extend its merchandising power from consumable products to softlines.
Fred Whitt has operated Whitt's Farm Supply in Hurricane since 1958 and has always offered Southern States merchandise -- a brand that's trusted, Whitt says.
On Tuesday, there was a huge rush to buy merchandise specially designed by Missoni for Target stores for a low price.
Rug manufacturer Sphinx by Oriental Weavers will be showing for the second year in a row at the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, held Sept 20-23 at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
Organizers Hope to Sell $1.55 Billion in Olympics Merchandise.
The launch represents a change in the chain's approach to merchandising sushi.
Jody Garrett on May 1 succeeded Jeff Forbes and since 2006 was Woodcraft 's vice president of marketing and merchandising and publisher of Woodcraft Magazine.
For some local store owners, finding intriguing merchandise isn't just business, it's an obsession.

In science:

Merchandise)=Min The minimum price the seller is willing to take under consideration for Merchandise is Min. max-price(Merchandise)=Max The price for Merchandise that the seller accepts without negotiation is equal or greater than Max.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Sender,Receiver,Message,S) Receiver receives Message from Sender in situation S. storing(Merchandise,Amount,S) The seller stores Amount of Merchandise in situation S.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
The agent has the capability of shipping a certain amount of merchandise, provided that, at the time of shipping, it believes that such amount is stored in the warehouse.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
The second rule says that if the required amount of merchandise is not present in the warehouse or the price is too low, the seller agent decides to inform the buyer that its request has been refused.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
Finally, the third rule says that if the price can be negotiated and there is enough merchandise in the warehouse, the seller agent evaluates the price to propose to the buyer agent (eval-mean is a private action) and decides to send a counter-proposal to it.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents