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retail

adjective by the piece, commercial, engaged in commerce, marketing, mercantile, singly

RETAIL. To sell by retail, is to sell by small parcels, and not in the gross. 5 N. S. 279.

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At length, in my old age, [these are the words of Sinbad himself, as retailed by Scheherazade] -- 'at length, in my old age, and after enjoying many years of tranquillity at home, I became once more possessed of a desire of visiting foreign countries; and one day, without acquainting any of my family with my design, I packed up some bundles of such merchandise as was most precious and least bulky, and, engaged a porter to carry them, went with him down to the sea-shore, to await the arrival of any chance vessel that might convey me out of the kingdom into some region which I had not as yet explored.
Retailed at a dollar, on a royalty of fifteen per cent, it would bring him one hundred and fifty dollars.
So successful were his efforts, that even the deaf old lady insisted on having one or two of his best jokes retailed through the trumpet; and even she condescended to observe to the spinster aunt, that 'He'