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[mur-suh-ree] /ˈmɜr sə ri/
noun, plural merceries. British.
a mercer's shop.
mercers' wares.
Origin of mercery
1250-1300; Middle English mercerie < Old French. See mercer, -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It stands at the end of mercery Lane, a lofty building with towers at its corners, and two storeys above the archway.

  • Lydgate, in his ballad, describes the mercers' and haberdashers' stalls as side by side in the mercery in Chepe.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • The Mercers' School was first held in the hospital and then removed to the mercery.

    Old and New London Walter Thornbury
  • An old maid at Vernon had sent her to one of her relatives who in this arcade kept a mercery shop which she desired to get rid of.

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  • The latter have a great many shops of mercery, haberdashery, and millinery.

  • This yere was a strife betwene yong men of the mercery and Lumbardes.

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