r thornton chandler

Chandler

[chand-ler, chahnd-]
noun
1.
Charles Frederick, 1836–1925, U.S. scientist, educator, and public-health expert.
2.
Raymond (Thornton) 1888–1959, U.S. writer of detective novels.
3.
a town in central Arizona.
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chandler (ˈtʃɑːndlə)
 
n
1.  a dealer in a specified trade or merchandise: corn chandler; ship's chandler
2.  a person who makes or sells candles
3.  obsolete (Brit) a retailer of grocery provisions; shopkeeper
 
[C14: from Old French chandelier one who makes or deals in candles, from chandellecandle]

Chandler (ˈtʃɑːndlə)
 
n
Raymond (Thornton). 1888--1959, US thriller writer: created Philip Marlowe, one of the first detective heroes in fiction

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chandler
early 14c. "candle-holder;" late 14c. "maker or seller of candles," from O.Fr. chandelier, from L. candelarius, from candela "candle" (see candle).
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