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financial commodities
used in The Mill on the Floss

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typically futures contracts (something to be delivered at a later date) on bulk goods such as grains, metals, livestock, oil, cotton, coffee, sugar and cocoa
  • Mr. Deane tapped his snuff-box again and screwed up his mouth; he felt in the position of many estimable persons when they had read the New Tariff, and found how many commodities were imported of which they knew nothing; like a cautious man of business, he was not going to speak rashly of a raw material in which he had had no experience.
    3.5 -- Book 3 Chapter 5 -- Tom Applies His Knife to the Oyster (36% in)
  • ...was becoming, or that belonged to that eternal fitness of things which was plainly indicated in the practice of the most substantial parishioners, and in the family traditions,—such as obedience to parents, faithfulness to kindred, industry, rigid honesty, thrift, the thorough scouring of wooden and copper utensils, the hoarding of coins likely to disappear from the currency, the production of first-rate commodities for the market, and the general preference of whatever was home-made.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (66% in)
  • The real kindness of placing him in the warehouse first was soon evident to Tom, in the hints his uncle began to throw out, that after a time he might perhaps be trusted to travel at certain seasons, and buy in for the firm various vulgar commodities with which I need not shock refined ears in this place; and it was doubtless with a view to this result that Mr. Deane, when he expected to take his wine alone, would tell Tom to step in and sit with him an hour, and would pass that hour...
    5.2 -- Book 5 Chapter 2 -- Aunt Glegg Learns the Breadth of Bob's Thumb (5% in)
  • Somebody has said it's a fine thing to make two ears of corn grow where only one grew before; but, sir, it's a fine thing, too, to further the exchange of commodities, and bring the grains of corn to the mouths that are hungry.
    6.5 -- Book 6 Chapter 5 -- Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster (20% in)
  • But it soon appeared that the gentlemen's dressing-gowns, which were among her commodities, were objects of such general attention and inquiry, and excited so troublesome a curiosity as to their lining and comparative merits, together with a determination to test them by trying on, as to make her post a very conspicuous one.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (12% in)
  • The ladies who had commodities of their own to sell, and did not want dressing-gowns, saw at once the frivolity and bad taste of this masculine preference for goods which any tailor could furnish; and it is possible that the emphatic notice of various kinds which was drawn toward Miss Tulliver on this public occasion, threw a very strong and unmistakable light on her subsequent conduct in many minds then present.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (13% in)

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