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emporiums


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Emporium  \Em*po"ri*um\,  n.;  pl  {Emporiums},  L.  {Emporia}.  [L., 
  fr  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  belonging  to  commerce,  fr  ?  traveler, 
  trader;  ?  in  +  ?  way  through  and  over  path.  See  {In},  and 
  {Empiric},  {Fare}.] 
  1.  A  place  of  trade  a  market  place  a  mart;  esp.,  a  city  or 
  town  with  extensive  commerce;  the  commercial  center  of  a 
  country. 
 
  That  wonderful  emporium  [Manchester]  .  .  .  was  then 
  a  mean  and  ill-built  market  town.  --Macaulay. 
 
  It  is  pride  .  .  .  which  fills  our  streets,  our 
  emporiums,  our  theathers  --Knox. 
 
  2.  (Physiol.)  The  brain.  [Obs.] 




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