What does the word vender mean?

Usage examples for vender

  1. As soon as a mining camp begins to assume the proportions of a city, at about the time the whiskey- vender draws his cork or the gambler spreads his green cloth, Maguire opens a theatre, and with a hastily- organized " Vigilance Committee" of actors, commences to execute Shakespeare. – The Complete Works of Artemus Ward, Part 4 by Charles Farrar Browne
  2. Old Jimmy Johnson, the ancient negro fruit- and peanut- vender, stood beside the Cannon, against which leaned his wheelbarrow heaped high with a mass of small orange- and- black objects, and over them waved an orange banner on which were two big black letters, C. C. That was all there was to look at; and old Jimmy was as silent and bored- looking as ever. – The Adventures of a Freshman by Jesse Lynch Williams
  3. Prayers are not known at the man shambles, though the hammer of the vender seals with death the lives of many. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams