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merchant prince

(Commerce) a very wealthy merchant
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mer′chant prince′

a very wealthy or influential merchant.
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What king's son would not exchange with me--the son of the Great Employer--the Merchant Prince? No wonder they proposed to imprison me for treason when, by applying my inherited business talent, I put forward a plan for securing his full services to society for a few hundred a year.
They linger for a dozen pages over a tea-party, but sum up a life's history with "he had become one of our merchant princes," or "he was now a great artist, with the world at his feet." Why, there is more real life in one of Gilbert's patter-songs than in half the biographical novels ever written.
Originally hoping to be a "merchant prince," Ross avoided the Civil War draft when his father paid a proxy soldier to serve for him.
The Merchant Prince versus the Doctor, who they are selling as having the political X Factor, whatever that is.
She was invited to Dallas by Stanley Marcus, the cultivated, Harvard-educated "Merchant Prince," who ran the Neiman Marcus department store.
He saw a number of film stars, including the very beautiful Madhubala (Mumtaz Begum), from a very close quarter, and wrote very delectably about his encounters with them in his famous autobiographical work, entitled, "Counting My Blessings." "One of the greatest influences of my life was my maternal grandfather, Burjorji Patel, a merchant prince who lived in Balochistan," he wrote in his autobiography.
Indianapolis, IN, July 25, 2010 --( Online retailer The Merchant Prince, located at, announced Friday that it will make all of its products available to international customers for purchase.
The ships CHRISTOPHER Scanlanserved on 10 other vessels:The Anglo-Canadian The Hopecastle The Hopemount The Empire Gallic The British Diplomat The Riley The Peebles The Merchant Prince The Innes Moor The Hayser DO YOU HAVE A
And while Jaja was making waves at Opobo in the eastern part of the Niger Delta, another great merchant prince had also emerged in the western part of the Niger Delta.
Alexander Stewart was 'The Merchant Prince of Manhattan' in early New York whose name was famous for another reason after his death: the robbing of his grave set off one of the biggest investigations in the city's history and was recounted by Mark Twain and others.
Whereas Machiavelli penned his notorious handbook in the hopes of becoming an advisor to Lorenzo de' Medici, Antongiavanni writes to offer his sartorial expertise to John Elkann, heir apparent to the Fiat dynasty and grandson of the Italian merchant prince Gianni Agnelli.
However, when Umar died in November 644 the tiny group of disciples responsible for choosing the new caliph passed over Ali and selected a seventy-year-old, Uthman ibn Affan, a merchant prince of Mecca, who had been another early convert.

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