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haberdashery

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  • The word appears in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Haberdashers were initially peddlers, sellers of small wares such as needles, William Baldwin - actor, who became interested in haberdashery on the set of Double Bang in 2001. — “Haberdasher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • For Wikimedia's dictionary project visit Wiktionary, or see the Wiktionary article. (2) it contains data that have been selected for the purpose of fulfilling those functions;. — “Dictionary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Today in Great Britain, Haberdashery shops are certainly a rare sight. Also, John Lewis still offer a small selection of Haberdashery Products in some of their department stores. — “Talk:Haberdasher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • A poor shop like his was not made to attract a "fashionable lady"; he emphasized the words; yet she had only to command, and he would undertake to provide her with anything she might wish, either in haberdashery or linen, millinery or fancy goods, for he went to town regularly four times a month. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • "I am comfortably off, monsieur, that's all; I have scraped together some such thing as an income of two or three thousand crown in the haberdashery business, but more particularly in venturing some funds in the last voyage of the celebrated navigator Jean Moquet; so that you understand, monsieur–But–" cried the citizen. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas

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