[Tagging] shop=marine RFC

ajt1047 at gmail.com ajt1047 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 30 22:17:25 UTC 2016



On 30/03/2016 22:35, John F. Eldredge wrote:
> In the 19th century, a chandler was someone who made and sold candles, 
> and so there were many chandlers who didn't deal in nautical supplies. 
> When did the meaning shift?
>

A couple of explanations, and lots of links, here:

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/28159/chandlery-from-candles-to-ships

FWIW Brewer's, which is usually good for this sort of thing, doesn't 
mention it.  Chambers' has something like "... and also dealer of 
anything, e.g. corn-chandler".

Best Regards,

Andy




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