Noun(1) a dealer in textiles (especially silks(2) British maker of printed calico cloth who invented mercerizing (1791-1866
(1) Dick Whittington set out to see London, having heard that the streets were paved with gold, and upon his arrival he began training to be a mercer .(2) The Bishop commissioned a mercer called Packington to buy up New Testaments directly from the Dutch.(3) Born in the Weald of Kent, Caxton went to London at the age of 16 to apprentice to a mercer .(4) Bob describes him as a tall, dapper gentleman who called himself a mercer .(5) Elsewhere Thomas Spooner, mercer and draper, wanted York people to know he ├ö├ç├┐has at present by him a quantity of fine old Jamaica Rum├ö├ç├û.(6) Despite his specialization as draper / mercer , this was the only occasion he is seen dealing in cloth.(7) Allders started life in 1862 when 24-year-old Joshua Allder set up a linen draper and silk mercer at 102 and 103 North End.(8) Lady Bennet was born Mary, the daughter of Robert Taylor, a mercer of London.(9) Caxton was a trader in rich cloths, a mercer , and books were his passion.(10) Although he is ├ö├ç├┐in the mercer 's books├ö├ç├û for money owed on satins and velvets and in hiding from his creditors, he nonetheless parades openly throughout the city modeling his newest ensemble.(11) She was the daughter of a Cheapside mercer and wife of a Lombard Street goldsmith, and exercised great influence over Edward IV by her beauty and wit.(12) Thomas, only fourteen years older than Henry himself, was a respected mercer with a talent for languages and diplomacy.(13) Henry Spencer Ashbee was a senior partner in a silk mercers , a collector of watercolours and a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Madrid.(14) Drapers and milliners, haberdashers and tailors, mercers and glovers - these were the ubiquitous tradespeople and retailers of Federation King Street.(15) Others, like vintners, mercers , and drapers, dealt in goods brought into the town from more distant parts.(16) To this day Prato is still the headquarters of the Italian mercery and clothing business.
Different Formsmercer, mercers
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