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cellarer (SEL-uhr-uhr) noun

A person, as in a monastic community, who is responsible for maintaining the supply of food and drink.

[Middle English celerer, from Old French, from Latin cellarius, steward, from cella, storeroom.]

"Firm in time he is out of date-- like a cellarer for altar wines tasting many summers in one glass ... " Gilbert, Sandra M, The presence of absence, Women's Review of Books, 1 Oct 1998.

This week's theme: words about people and food.

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Let this be an example for the acquisition of all knowledge, virtue, and riches. By the fall of drops of water, by degrees, a pot is filled. -The Hitopadesa


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