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WHOLESALE. To sell by wholesale, is to sell by large parcels, generally in original packages, and not by retail. (q.v.)

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Bhaer smiled, as he glanced from the pickle factory on one side to the wholesale hide and leather concern on the other, but her only said politely, "You haf no umbrella.
'Here's a gen'lm'n behind me, I'll pound it,' said William, 'as has bred 'em by wholesale.'
Tell them of cruel scourgings, of mutilations and brandings, of scenes of pollution and blood, of the banishment of all light and knowl- edge, and they affect to be greatly indignant at such enormous exaggerations, such wholesale misstate- ments, such abominable libels on the character of the southern planters!
After reflecting upon the matter for some time he decided to lay it out on glasses, bottles, and things of that sort, which he would buy from a wholesale merchant.
For one hour this wholesale massacre continued, from which the cachalots could not escape.
were showered on the three young men with overwhelming force; and, from her well-stored arsenal issued glances, kindly recognitions, and a thousand other little charming attentions which were intended to strike at long range the gentlemen who formed the escort, the townspeople, the officers of the different cities she passed through, pages, populace, and servants; it was wholesale slaughter, a general devastation.
Yet I was never a consenting party to wholesale murder, whatever else I was.
Look what Stanley said the other day--that the House had been tinkering long enough at small questions of bribery, inquiring whether this or that voter has had a guinea when everybody knows that the seats have been sold wholesale. Wait for wisdom and conscience in public agents--fiddlestick!
(6) Although the TSM Regulation allows mobile operators to include contractual provisions prohibiting permanent RLAH at wholesale level, such provision will be neither technically nor legally robust if applied.
Ma reviews the reform of wholesale trade in China during the past three decades, describes its present conditions, points out existing problems, and explains the necessity and inevitability of wholesale trade given China's economic and social conditions.
Product coverage: Agricultural Materials and Live Animals Wholesale, Food, Beverages and Tobacco Wholesale, Household Goods Wholesale, Machinery, Equipment and Supplies Wholesale, Non-agricultural Intermediate Products Wholesale, Other Wholesale.
Rejecting the plea of Delhi's wholesale tobacco traders -- Naya Bans Sarv Vyapar Association -- a bench of Chief Justice D.