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tranter

[tran-ter] /ˈtræn tər/
noun, British Dialect.
1.
a peddler, hawker, or carrier using a horse and cart.
Origin of tranter
late Middle English
1350-1400
1350-1400; alteration of late Middle English traventer < Medieval Latin travetārius, perhaps for Latin trānsvect(us), past participle of trānsvehere to carry across + -ārius -ary
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  • tranter's great sword was indeed a mighty vantage in his favor.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • tranter well knew his advantage and lost no time in putting it to use.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Back and back gave tranter, ever seeking time for a last cut.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • tranter, cunning and wary from years of fighting, knew that his chance had come.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "This is a delightful surprise," tranter said, turning back to the door.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • tranter turned over all the cards, and shrugged his shoulders helplessly.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • tranter inquired, gazing with amazement round the festooned room.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • "It is certainly a strange medley of color," tranter admitted.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • "These decorations are crooked enough, at any rate," tranter laughed.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming
  • "I am beginning to wish that I had not brought you," tranter returned.

    The Crooked House

    Brandon Fleming

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