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Commerce

The practice of buying and selling goods and services, whether for use or investment. Commerce usually refers to buying and selling on a large scale; that is, the sale of one widget is a transaction, while the sale of all the widgets in a country is the commerce of widgets. See also: E-commerce.
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So too were many commercial travellers who have been seen as liberated from the ties of family and friends, and breaking the monotony and boredom of hotel life by living a bohemian existence, unregulated and anonymous.
A few years later, as we grew more numerous, we were "Commercial Travellers".
The commercial traveller's pattern of regular routes was apparent: one in Wales completed three times during the year; a Devon and Cornwall route undertaken three times; and a route through Hampshire and Dorset which was covered twice.
So, in addition to the family business, he became a commercial traveller in bulk paper, and then a photographer with premises in Slater Street, providing the Press with pictures from the city's burgeoning popular music scene.
Elsie's decree nisi from Arnold Tanner is granted and she celebrates by having a brief fling with commercial traveller Walter Fletcher, before ditching him for Detective Inspector Arthur Dewhurst.
The footloose youngster who tried his hand at being a steam engine fireman, a waiter and a commercial traveller, has found his own niche.
The firm of Misses Morris, milliners and dressmakers was founded by Mary, a spinster aged twenty-eight, and her recently-widowed younger sister Alice Wylie, who was the mother of a two-year old son and had been married to a commercial traveller. Their mother, also a widow, took lodgers into the house, which, with six rooms, was comfortably large.
My mother was away all through my teens, my uncle was busy - at first resentful at having to give up the freedom of his life as a commercial traveller to settle at home, he had little time for me although it was his efforts which supported us - so that I was left pretty much to myself.
Particularly strong performances come from Joan Hurley as a tough old boot of a landlady; Sheila Tomkinson as a dumb blonde barmaid; Harvey Quail as the joke-cracking bottom-pinching, commercial traveller and George Bouckley, the cheerfully boozy landlord.
Bill worked first as a commercial traveller and was often seen riding a motorbike across the Highlands selling on behalf of a publisher.
Obviously Mr Harborow, a good crossriver commercial traveller who lives in Birkenhead and works in Liverpool, has no trouble with a pan-Merseyside approach.
Born in February 1908, the son of a Suffolk teacher, the young John Mills moved to London at the age of 20 as a commercial traveller selling disinfectant door-to-door.

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