colourman

colourman

(ˈkʌləmən) or

colorman

n, pl -men
(Commerce) a person who deals in paints
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IN SIR Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman (published in 1926) Sherlock Holmes says "Amberley excelled at chess - one mark, Watson, of a scheming mind.
Holmes inquires in his 60th and final appearance, The Adventure of the Retired Colourman.
100 YEARS AGO: Yesterday afternoon a fire broke out at the shop of Joseph Earp, drysalter and colourman, 24, Cheapside, and within an hour the premises were completely gutted.
No one, no matter how well informed about ERAs and RBIs, has an overview of the specific action taking place; no one is equipped to be an ironic commentator - not the TV colourman, not the Skydome organist.