- a storeroom for candles.
- the warehouse, wares, or business of a chandler.
Origin of chandlery
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Examples from the Web for chandlery
How are you gettin' on, and how is the chandlery bis'ness likely to do?The Pickwick Papers
My boy, you and I will get a slate and pencil before we go into such a chandlery operation!
No; you're just in time for the biggest bargain in the chandlery line that anybody ever 'ad a chance of.The Nest Egg
The forecastle was lumbered with ship's chandlery, the hold nigh full of rice, the lazarette crowded with the teas and silks.The Wrecker
Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
I had sore worries myself in the money line until poor Dredge made his fortune in the chandlery business.The Palace Beautiful
L. T. Meade
- the business, warehouse, or merchandise of a chandler
- a place where candles are kept
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Word Origin and History for chandlery
c.1600, from Middle French chandelerie, from chandelier (see chandler).
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