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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TRAFFICKER

It is solely to benefit the trafficker, and it tends to evil, evil only, evil continually.

Wherein does this plea differ from that of the trafficker in ardent spirits?

The dealer in fire-arms might have plead as the trafficker in poison does: This is my business.

There was a merchant, a trafficker in gold, called Kichiji of the Third Ward.

They were laws to prevent the producer and the consumer from being cheated by the trafficker.

The unregenerate Teuton was a pirate and a plunderer; the settled Saxon became an oversea trader and trafficker.

There is, indeed, something of the greatness of Falstaff in this trafficker of dead “souls.”

Everywhere they thus laid aside the venerated character of a chief to put on the odious character of a trafficker.

Thus the State places itself before the world as a trafficker in womens bodies for the vilest purposes.

Launched upon the law at a very early age, and quite without protectors, he had become a trafficker in shady affairs.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, "trade, commerce," from Middle French trafique (mid-15c.), from Italian traffico (early 14c.), from trafficare "carry on trade," of uncertain origin, perhaps from a Vulgar Latin *transfricare "to rub across" (from Latin trans- "across" + fricare "to rub"), with the original sense of the Italian verb being "touch repeatedly, handle."

Or the second element may be an unexplained alteration of Latin facere "to make, do." Klein suggests ultimate derivation of the Italian word from Arabic tafriq "distribution." Meaning "people and vehicles coming and going" first recorded 1825. Traffic jam is 1917, ousting earlier traffic block (1895).

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