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dry-salter Syllabification: dry-salt·er
Pronunciation: /ˈdrīˌsôltər/

Definition of dry-salter in English:


British historical
A dealer in dyes, gums, and drugs, and sometimes also in pickles and other preserved foodstuffs.
Example sentences
  • You knew Tommy Hill, the wittiest of Dry Salters.
  • In England the girl had fallen in love with a poor English dry-salter.
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