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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRADING

When he did deliver a letter to them, it was usually a trading letter for Uncle William.

Nachvak is the most God-forsaken place for a trading post that I have ever seen.

He had grown rich with his trading and stood in need of nothing.

There was no trading at all, for the sufficient reason that no shares were to be had.

But his trading was not carried on without comment and questioning.

And yet trading in futures is by no means necessarily speculation.

"I was there last year on a trading ship of France," answered Sawkins.

They carry good-sized pokes of nuggets and dust which they use in trading.

And he may have lit out into the Western Pacific all of a sudden—say in a trading schooner.

He said that he might make a large fortune by a judicious course of trading.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "path, track, course of action," introduced by the Hanse merchants, from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German trade "track, course" (probably originally of a trading ship), cognate with Old English tredan (see tread). Sense of "one's habitual business" (1540s) developed from the notion of "way, course, manner of life" (mid-15c.); sense of "buying and selling" is first recorded 1550s. Trade wind (1640s) has nothing to do with commerce, but preserves the obsolete sense of "in a habitual or regular course." Trade union is attested from 1831.

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