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commercial traveller

another name for travelling salesman
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  • The part of the commercial traveller in creating the American nation has been noted.

    A Wayfarer in China Elizabeth Kendall
  • Conscious, too, of the commercial traveller, still on his left—always on his left!

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • The favourite cloak or guise to conceal identity was usually that of a commercial traveller.

  • He was face to face with Capperton, disguised as a commercial traveller.

  • The commercial traveller said we had a right to the oranges, because the company didn't give us enough to eat.

    While the Billy Boils Henry Lawson
  • On top of all this some commercial traveller may be clamoring for the checking of his trunk.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • Seventeen years there had been in his employ a commercial traveller in whom he reposed the completest confidence.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • Who was he, I should like to know, but a commercial traveller?

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • If I can be of any service, as commercial traveller, perhaps you will let me know between this and then.

    No Thoroughfare Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  • Nowadays, a commercial traveller orders and pays for what he likes.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell

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