In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The town's licensed victuallers said most districts had agreed to 10.30 ‘last orders’ especially in tourist areas and it would be a great boost for trippers.
- Alongside commercial directories, they allow one to be much more specific about the specialisation of manufacturers and retailers classified as for example victuallers, confectioners, engineers or ironmongers.
- As a third generation licensed victualler (now retired) I have been following the saga of the Wheatley Hotel with a mixture of amusement and incredulity.
- For example, as Wright states, ‘in a peculiar use of gender-neutral language, the legislation consistently refers to ‘he’ or ‘she’ and ‘his’ and ‘her’ when speaking of the licensed victualler’.
- The licensed victuallers recently held their annual banquet, whilst their ‘better halves’ and daughters were left out ‘again’.
- Part of the building became a licensed premises in 1729 when William Smith, victualler, and his wife Mary, purchased a garden at the rear of their home and erected a brewhouse on the site.
- Concerted action among the licensed victuallers themselves affords the most reasonable prospect of breaking down the objectionable practice, and many of them at their meeting a week ago showed a willingness to consent.
- He sells his questions by the dozen to licensed victuallers and is compiling an interactive quiz for the internet and CD-rom.
- As early as 1 November 1858 Matthew and Robert Faulkner, who were licenced victuallers and cordial manufacturers in Adelaide, had to appear in the Court of Insolvency.
- Derek Haworth, former chairman of the licensed victuallers association, said: ‘We already have to pay both council and business tax?’
- And as every ‘victualer’ knows, you will certainly need a nifty name for your tacky tavern besides, ‘Stickey Wicket Pub’, ‘Waddling Dog’ or ‘Toad-in-the-Hole’ (which are already taken).
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