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British Dictionary definitions for corn factor

corn factor

noun
  1. a person who deals in corn
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  • Having no means to portion off us girls, he gave my sister in marriage to a corn-factor.

    The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi

    Count Carlo Gozzi

  • To the shaft of each hung a little board, on which was painted in white letters, "Henchard, corn-factor and hay-merchant."

  • Donald's brightness of intellect maintained in the corn-factor the admiration it had won at the first hour of their meeting.

  • "What's this, Henchard," said Alderman Tubber, applying his thumb to the corn-factor like a cheese-taster.

  • As it was, the corn-factor's stick cut like a razor through the air, and made a most musical whirr within a foot of the Jew's ear.