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proprietor
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  • He had his chair—a very easy one at the fireside in the back parlour (when the great mahogany sliding-doors, with silver knobs and hinges, which divided this apartment from its more formal neighbour, were closed), and he used to smoke cigars in the Doctor’s study, where he often spent an hour in turning over the curious collections of its absent proprietor.

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  • After 40 years of greeting guests in person, the proprietor is retiring.
  • No tax can be laid on land which will not affect the proprietor of millions of acres as well as the proprietor of a single acre.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  The Federalist Papers

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