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a person who acts for a shipowner by getting cargo and passengers for his ships and also handling insurance and other matters
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  • Father outdoor clerk of some ship-broker in Rotterdam; mother dead.

  • Her father was a ship-broker, and afterwards had vessels of his own.

  • "Well, it so happened that I'd just the very thing they seemed to want," continued the ship-broker.

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    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  • The ship-broker started a little as he glanced at the card and realized Scarterfield's calling.

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    J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher

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