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Cramery, n. Also: cramerie, cramrie, -ry; craimrie. [MDu. kraemerije, MLG. crâmerie: see Crame and cf. Cremary.]

1. Merchandise such as is sold by a stall-holder or pedlar. With my cramery [Ch. merchandise] gif ȝe list mell, Heir I haif foly hattis to sell; Lynd. Sat. 4501 (B).
The prouest, baillies [etc.] … licencis Andro Heleis and George Tournour to … sell thair cramery; 1554 St. Giles Chart. p. cv.
Certane small cramrie estimat to sex pundis; 1622 Edinb. Test. LI. 275.
Annetis 20 lb. wecht, granis 30 lb. wecht, cramerie 4 lb.; 1626–7 Glasgow Chart. II. 581.

2. Attrib. with wair (ware). Chepmen haldis plane buthis, and sellis all maner of small marchandice and cramry wair and will nocht produce the samyn to the market; 1538 Irvine Mun. I. 41.
In hir crame & pack of small merchandice and cramerie waris … thrie boltis of pasmentis [etc.]; 1575 Edinb. Test. III. 328.
Thomas Lamb, candilmaker … accuset for … selling and topping of cramery waires; 1580 Edinb. B. Rec. IV. 184.
Certane littill small craimrie wairis, sick as beidis, quhissillis, brusis, and bairnes plaigis; 1620 Edinb. Test. L. 314.
Certane … small cramerie wair; 1639 Ib. LIX. 122.

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