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  • shopkeepers — n. storekeeper, owner of a small retail store …   English contemporary dictionary

  • SHOPKEEPERS — …   Useful english dictionary

  • shopkeepers' books — See shopbook; shopbook rule …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Nation of shopkeepers — The phrase a nation of Shopkeepers ( une nation de boutiquiers ) is a disparaging remark supposedly used by Napoleon to describe the United Kingdom as unfit for war against France. L Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers. Napoleon I This… …   Wikipedia

  • the English are a nation of shopkeepers — Attributed to Napoleon in B. E. O’Meara Napoleon in Exile (1822) I. 103 L’Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers. The concept of the shopkeeping nation is however earlier: 1766 J. TUCKER Letter from Merchant 46 A Shop keeper will never get the… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • a nation of shopkeepers — Meaning The English. Origin Adam Smith, in his Wealth of Nations, 1776, wrote To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Nation of shopkeepers — (engl., spr. nēsch n ŏw schópp kīpers), »Krämervolk«, bisweilen als geringschätzige Bezeichnung für die Engländer gebraucht. Der Ausdruck findet sich in Adam Smiths »Wealth of nation« (II, 4, Kap. 7, Teil 3) und mag aus der Bibel (Zephanja 1,11)… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS —    Napoleon Bonaparte s contemptuous name for the English …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Nation of Shopkeepers — England, according to Samuel Adams as well as Napoleon …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • nation of shopkeepers — country with a petty bourgeois mentality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Italy — /it l ee/, n. a republic in S Europe, comprising a peninsula S of the Alps, and Sicily, Sardinia, Elba, and other smaller islands: a kingdom 1870 1946. 57,534,088; 116,294 sq. mi. (301,200 sq. km). Cap.: Rome. Italian, Italia. * * * Italy… …   Universalium

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