One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who prepares or deals in furs.‘I came across a very classy furrier's in Nottingham’
- ‘Marcus Loew, onetime furrier and currently owner of a group of nickelodeons, had come on the scene, combining live acts and two-reelers at his New York showcase, Loew's State.’
- ‘I am looking for someone who might possibly have been, or worked for a furrier in the past, at any rate someone who knows what's what in fur terms.’
- ‘Without any obligation or charge our staff of skilled furriers will gladly offer a quotation for repairs, restyling, cleaning or dyeing.’
- ‘There is also a special crafts Christmas market with workshops of gold and silversmiths, furriers, chandlers, bookbinders, and bakers at the St. Margareth's Church.’
- ‘The silver fox ranges from strong silver to nearly black and is the most prized by furriers.’
- ‘The furrier shortened it into a jacket, and later into a hat, and then a muff, and then a pillow, and finally a button.’
- ‘He was also a budding go-getter who used to work in his family's furrier shop and stretch animal hides for 25 cents each.’
- ‘In later years, the furrier business was operated entirely from Mr. Smith's home - until his retirement in 1972.’
- ‘Use our retailer locator to find a furrier in your area.’
- ‘Hillary Clinton recently had a new mink coat made for her by Manhattan furrier Peter Duffy.’
- ‘Tailors, dressmakers and furriers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments.’
- ‘Jay had been working as a furrier in Glasgow but he contracted an allergy off the pelts.’
- ‘His father was a furrier, his mother ran a dress shop.’
- ‘She even attacked the furriers, saying, quote, ‘Every season, they put propaganda everywhere that fur is taking off again.’’
- ‘Early in the nineteenth century, the number of tailors, furriers, jewellers and haberdashers rose steeply.’
- ‘The bulky pelts had all been sold, exchanged for silver with passing merchants who would in turn take them to a furrier.’
- ‘Official collaboration between Nunavut and Montreal fur designers began four years ago, when Montreal-based fur veteran Ingo Moslener was hired as a consultant to help Nunavut furriers modernize their production techniques.’
- ‘Canada's fur industry is boasting an improvement in sales for the year 2002, and furriers are predicting even better business next year.’
- ‘The agent intends to create a national furriers block program under which a furrier would solicit, quote rates, and sell garment protection to its customers.’
- ‘The coverage is purchased by furriers, department stores, warehouses, and cleaners that accept such items for storage or service.’
Middle English: from Old French forreor, from forrer ‘to line, sheathe’ (see fur). The change in the ending in the 16th century was due to association with -ier.
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