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proprietor
used in In Cold Blood

3 uses
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Definition
the owner of a business
  • Nye had called on all the reported victims-salesmen of cameras and of radio and television equipment, the proprietor of a jewelry shop, a clerk in a clothing store-and when in each instance the witness was shown photographs of Hickock and Perry Edward Smith, he had identified the former as the author of the spurious checks, the latter as his "silent" accomplice.
    3 — Answer (10% in)
  • "Around here," according to the proprietor of one Garden City hardware store, "locks and bolts are the fastest-going item.
    2 — Persons Unknown (14% in)
  • He described persons he and his partner had met: a Mexican widow, rich and sexy; Otto, a German "millionaire"; a "swish" pair of Negro prizefighters driving a "swish" lavender Cadillac; the blind proprietor of a Florida rattlesnake farm; a dying old man and his grandson; and others.
    3 — Answer (70% in)

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